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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2012

October 2012's selection of notable quotes

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Evolving Dependence

By Ruth Williams | September 27, 2012

Scientists unravel the confusing molecular biology behind a fruit fly’s reliance on a single type of cactus.

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Forensic Law Turns to Epigenetics

By Edyta Zielinska | September 25, 2012

Privacy advocates are arguing that collecting genetic data upon arrest is an invasion of privacy, given recent evidence that 80 percent of the human genome is functional.

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Agriculture-Ecology Initiative Announced

By Edyta Zielinska | September 18, 2012

The US Department of Agriculture announces a partnership of 10 study sites to help promote long-term research.

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A Funding Reboot

By Beth Marie Mole | September 5, 2012

Scientists ask the NSF to reconsider a granting mechanism they say could hurt junior faculty.

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Getting to Know the Genome

By Ed Yong | September 5, 2012

A massive project involving hundreds of scientists suggests that very little—if any—of the human genome is truly non-functional.

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Dogs Improve Beach Sanitation

By Edyta Zielinska | September 4, 2012

Canines that chase away seagulls have been helping to reduce the amount of bird droppings, which can carry disease and lead to beach closures.

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Down and Dirty

By Amy Coombs | September 1, 2012

Diverse plant communities create a disease-fighting "soil genotype."

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Good Vibrations

By Cristina Luiggi | September 1, 2012

Researchers are learning how species from across the animal kingdom use seismic signals to mate, hunt, solve territorial disputes, and much more.

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From Plants and Fungi to Clouds

By Cristina Luiggi | August 31, 2012

Salt compounds produced by plant and fungus species help form organic aerosols that form clouds and produce rain.

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