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An experiment in which people pass each other initially nonrhythmic drumming sequences reveals the human affinity for musical patterns.

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Cannibalism: Not That Weird

By Bill Schutt | February 1, 2017

Eating members of your own species might turn the stomach of the average human, but some animal species make a habit of dining on their own.

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Book Excerpt from Testosterone Rex

By Cordelia Fine | January 1, 2017

In Chapter 6, “The Hormonal Essence of the T-Rex?” author Cordelia Fine considers the biological dogma that testes, and the powerful hormones they exude, are the root of all sexual inequality.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2017

Science under Trump, gene drive, medical marijuana, and more

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Speaking of Science: 2016

By Bob Grant | December 19, 2016

Selected quotes from an eventful year

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Trumping Science: Part II

By Bob Grant | December 6, 2016

As Inauguration Day nears, scientists and science advocates are voicing their unease with the Trump Administration’s potential effects on research.

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Book Excerpt from Redesigning Life

By John Parrington | December 1, 2016

In Chapter 8, author John Parrington explores the intersection of precision genome editing and stem cell technologies.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2016

The importance of science innovation, publishing and gender, and more

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2016 Top 10 Innovations: Honorable Mentions

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2016

These runners up to the Top 10 Innovations of 2016 caught our judges' attention.

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Opinion: The Impact Factor, Re-envisioned

By Yan Wang, Haoyang Li, and Shibo Jiang | November 18, 2016

A combination of the traditional metric and the newer h5 index potentiates the scientific community toward more-balanced evaluation. 

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