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More Polio Vaccine Violence

By Jef Akst | December 20, 2012

Just three days after five people involved in the polio vaccine effort in Pakistan were shot by unidentified assailants, three more are killed.


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2012 Multimedia Roundup

By The Scientist Staff | December 14, 2012

The science images and videos that captured our attention in 2012

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Elsevier Hacked, Papers Retracted

By Edyta Zielinska | December 12, 2012

Fake peer reviews were submitted to Elsevier due to a glitch in the publisher's security system, resulting in the retraction of 11 papers.

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NYU Still Recovering from Sandy

By Jef Akst | December 7, 2012

NYU’s Langone Medical Center continues to struggle from the lasting impact of the 15-foot storm surge that accompanied the recent hurricane.


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The Scientist’s 2012 Geeky Gift Guide

By Dan Cossins | December 6, 2012

Find the perfect present for the dedicated (or budding) scientists in your life

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Hand Signs for Science

By Edyta Zielinska | December 5, 2012

Organizations are calling for a common set of sign language for scientific terms.


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Book Excerpt from Tibet Wild

By George B. Schaller | December 1, 2012

In the introduction to his latest book, renowned naturalist George Schaller describes the evolving role of the field biologist through the lens of his experiences with Himalayan wildlife.


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Playing the Field

By George B. Schaller | December 1, 2012

The role of field biologists is changing as conservation biology evolves and ecological challenges mount.


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Art Through the Nose

By Alla Katsnelson | November 29, 2012

A new show at New York’s Museum of Art and Design celebrates olfaction and the science behind modern perfume making.


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Opinion: Talking Genomics

By Trevor Quirk | November 13, 2012

The crucial importance of language in the debate over the regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests

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