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Pectin fragments may signal plant cells to maintain a type of growth suited to darkness.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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CDC Director Resigns Over Unresolved Conflicts of Interest

By Shawna Williams | January 31, 2018

Brenda Fitzgerald had drawn criticism for tobacco-related investments, among others.

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Book Excerpt from Swearing is Good for You

By Emma Byrne | January 24, 2018

In chapter 1, “The Bad Language Brain: Neuroscience and Swearing,” author Emma Byrne sets the scene for her book by telling the story of the hapless and potty-mouthed Phineas Gage.

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Image of the Day: An Actual “Shithole”

By The Scientist Staff | January 13, 2018

Beetles cherish the dung they live and feed on.

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The new policy affects academic and nonprofit grants and cooperative agreements exceeding $50,000. 

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Image of the Day: See You Later!

By The Scientist Staff | January 8, 2018

Developmental biologists take a close look at how alligator embryos grow. 

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Contributors

By Jef Akst and Katarina Zimmer | January 1, 2018

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2018 issue of The Scientist.

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David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 1, 2018

For nearly 30 years, the UC San Francisco researcher has delved into unexplored corners of the nervous system.

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Swearing Off Pain

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2018

Author Emma Byrne runs down the benefits of cursing, among them an enhanced ability to withstand pain.

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