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The human brain’s insular cortex is adept at registering distaste for everything from rotten fruit to unfamiliar cultures.

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Science Celebrities: Where Are the Women?

By Erin Biba | May 15, 2017

Men have traditionally stolen the spotlight as scientific popularizers on TV, but women are making names for themselves in other formats.

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Ancient Protein Helps E. coli Thwart Viral Attack

By Ashley Yeager | May 9, 2017

When engineered to use a four-billion-year-old version of the protein thioredoxin, the bacteria can stall bacteriophage replication, a new study shows.

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Book Excerpt from Flavor

By Bob Holmes | May 1, 2017

Author Bob Holmes dove into the taste-determining realm of his genome.

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Why I Had My Sense of Flavor Genotyped

By Bob Holmes | May 1, 2017

One person’s quest to get to the bottom of the unique way he experiences food

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2017

Climate change, research funding, race, and much more

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2017

Eugene Garfield, the cancer moonshot, employee genetic testing, and more

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San People Write Ethical Code for Research

By Jef Akst | March 21, 2017

With lifestyles similar to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the San people of Southern Africa are popular study subjects.

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Singing Through Tone Deafness

By The Scientist Staff | March 17, 2017

Author Tim Falconer didn't take his congenital amusia lying down. With the help of neuroscientists and vocal coaches, he tried to teach himself to sing against all odds.

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Inflammation Drives Gut Bacteria Evolution

By Ruth Williams | March 16, 2017

Viruses within Salmonella rapidly spread genes throughout the bacterial population during a gut infection, scientists show.

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