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Scientists are beginning to unravel the ways in which we develop a healthy relationship with the bugs in our bodies.

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A genetic library for African rhinoceros populations has helped match illegally trafficked products to individual poached animals in more than 120 criminal cases. 

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Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft 

By | January 5, 2018

Researchers reconstruct images of a virus that infects Escherichia coli bacteria.

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Contributors

By | January 1, 2018

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2018 issue of The Scientist.

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image: David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain

David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain

By | January 1, 2018

For nearly 30 years, the UC San Francisco researcher has delved into unexplored corners of the nervous system.

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Swearing Off Pain

By | January 1, 2018

Author Emma Byrne runs down the benefits of cursing, among them an enhanced ability to withstand pain.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By | January 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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Why Swearing and Pain Go Hand in Hand

By | January 1, 2018

Screaming obscenities when you stub your toe makes perfect biological sense.

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The Best Multimedia of 2017

By | December 27, 2017

Editors’ picks of the year’s best in The Scientist infographics.

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image: Image of the Day: 99-Million-Year-Old Blood Sucker

Image of the Day: 99-Million-Year-Old Blood Sucker

By | December 13, 2017

Scientists have found the oldest known specimen of a blood-sucking insect together with the remains of its host. 

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