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For Some Male Crickets, Silence Means Survival

By Sandhya Sekar | May 29, 2014

Two island populations of male crickets independently evolved to evade parasites by keeping quiet, and have come up with a way to sneak matings with females that still seek the male courtship song.

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Top 10 New Species

By Jef Akst | May 23, 2014

The International Institute for Species Exploration announces its picks of novel species discovered in the past year, including a carnivorous mammal, a tiny shrimp, and a fungus.

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Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line

By Kerry Grens | May 22, 2014

A government lab finds a novel virus present in cell lines used for therapeutic production that were thought to be virus-free.

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Birds of a Genome

By Jef Akst | May 21, 2014

Married couples have more similar DNA than random pairs of people, a study shows.

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Back from the Blacklist?

By Jef Akst | May 8, 2014

Disgraced psychology researcher Marc Hauser, who was found guilty of data fabrication and falsification during his time at Harvard, publishes two new papers.

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Not So Different

By Tracy Vence | May 1, 2014

Researchers unearth little evidence to suggest modern humans are superior to their Neanderthal ancestors.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2014

Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

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Contributors

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko and Jef Akst | May 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the May 2014 issue of The Scientist

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The Skin We’re In

By Robert Norman | May 1, 2014

Beneath maladies of the skin lie psychosocial stigma and pain.

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A Wilder Europe

By Daniel Cossins | May 1, 2014

An organization hopes to restore natural ecological processes by reintroducing large herbivores to the continent.

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