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Fighting Back

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 1, 2016

Plants can’t run away from attackers, so they’ve evolved unique immune defenses to protect themselves.

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iDarwin

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2016

A synthetic interview with the father of evolutionary theory, now available as a smartphone app, teaches students and the public about the famed biologist.

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Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2016

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. Age: 37

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Lizard Secretes Heat

By Bob Grant | January 25, 2016

Researchers confirm the unprecedented endothermic abilities of a South American reptile.

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How Multicellularity Arose

By Jef Akst | January 11, 2016

Researchers identify a molecule that may have been key to the surprisingly common transition from single-celled ancestors to today’s complex, multicellular organisms. 

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Genome Digest

By Catherine Offord | January 8, 2016

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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All Together Now

By Mary Beth Aberlin | January 1, 2016

Understanding the biological roots of cooperation might help resolve some of the biggest scientific challenges we face.

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Contributors

By Karen Zusi | January 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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Inventing Teamwork

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2016

What can social networks among hunter-gatherers in Tanzania teach us about how cooperation evolved in human populations?

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To Retain a Brain

By Karen Zusi | January 1, 2016

Exceptional neural fossil preservation helps answer questions about ancient arthropod evolution.

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