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New fungal hiding places

By Cristina Luiggi | June 23, 2011

Whether it’s in the arctic or a commonplace kitchen appliance, deadly fungal species wait for the right opportunity to strike.


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The cost of flocking

By Megan Scudellari | June 22, 2011

Flying in a flock comes at a considerable energetic cost for pigeons, raising the question of why they do it.


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Summit Science

By Alison Snyder | June 20, 2011

Researchers seeking a link between vision problems and the dangerous physiological effects of hypoxia in mountain climbers are taking their work to new heights.


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Head trauma in the funny pages

By Richard P. Grant | June 17, 2011

Researchers are using real-world methods to study traumatic brain injuries in a comic book.


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Plant scientists, innovators

By Jef Akst | June 16, 2011

Fifteen plant biologists are selected to take part in a new initiative in fundamental plant science research.


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Fish fear from above

By Cristina Luiggi | June 15, 2011

Coral reefs are fraught with danger for herbivores such as damselfish and tangs. Venturing out from the safety of the reef’s colorful cracks and crevices to feed means risking being devoured by predators that patrol the warm waters. 


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Satellite images capture fish fear

By Cristina Luiggi | June 15, 2011

Scientists use Google Earth to observe the effects of predators on the feeding patterns of coral reef herbivores.


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Stress births neural stem cells

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 15, 2011

When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.


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Fluorescent fish find pollution

By Bob Grant | June 13, 2011

Genetically engineered fish may one day help detect estrogen-like chemicals in consumer products and aquatic habitats.


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2011 World Science Festival: A look back

By The Scientist Staff | June 10, 2011

The Scientist covered some of the events that made this year's festival memorable.


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