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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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How Bad Singing Landed Me in an MRI Machine

By Tim Falconer | March 1, 2017

One author's journey through the science of his congenital amusia

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Musical Tastes: Nature or Nurture?

By Diana Kwon | March 1, 2017

Studies of remote Amazonian villages reveal how culture influences our musical preferences.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2017

Music, the future of American science, and more


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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