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Image of the Day: Lab-Grown Brain

By The Scientist Staff | October 12, 2017

Scientists grew organoids that mimic human fetal brains and infected them with the Zika virus to model its neurological effects.

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How Animals and Plants Weather Hurricanes

By Ashley Yeager | October 6, 2017

Studies suggest not all critters fare well in extreme weather, though some thrive.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2017

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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Watch This Biofilm

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2017

Researchers encoded moving images in DNA within living cells.

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Book Excerpt from Rise of the Necrofauna

By Britt Wray | October 1, 2017

In chapter 4, “Why Recreate the Woolly Mammoth?” author Britt Wray explores the social consequences of bringing an iconic species back from extinction.

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University of Puerto Rico Closed After Hurricane Maria

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 25, 2017

The pause on campus operations, which could last a month, is just one example of the hurricane’s devastation.

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Scientists Fear DACA Cancellation

By Jef Akst and Shawna Williams | September 4, 2017

Some researchers are at risk of job loss and even deportation if Trump decides to end a program that allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to obtain work permits. 

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Baby on Board

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2017

Many scientific conferences offer child care options that allow researchers to bring their families along for the trip.

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Science Labs Offer Help to Texas Researchers

By Jef Akst | August 29, 2017

Sparked by a tweet from a Philadelphia scientist, the March for Science–Houston has launched a database of facilities offering to host reagents and researchers. 

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image: Flooding in Texas Blocks Researchers from Campuses

Flooding in Texas Blocks Researchers from Campuses

By Kerry Grens | August 28, 2017

Marine Science Institute on the Gulf experiences damage; “rideout teams” keep watch over animals and facilities. 

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