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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2014

Cancer Virus, A Window on Eternity, Murderous Minds, and The Extreme Life of the Sea

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2014

April 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Python Auto-Pilot

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 20, 2014

Invasive snakes in Florida show evidence of a compass sense they use to navigate back to home territory.

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Old-School Fish Guides

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 18, 2014

Experienced fish may be critical for keeping migrating populations on track, a study finds.

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Ancient Moss Reincarnated

By Jef Akst | March 18, 2014

Antarctic moss beds that have been frozen for more than 1,500 years yield plants that can be brought back to life in the lab.

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Behavior Brief

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 12, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Week in Review: March 3–7

By Tracy Vence | March 7, 2014

The gene behind a butterfly’s mimicry; the evolution of adipose fins; bacteria and bowel cancer; plants lacking plastid genomes

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Convergent Fish Fins

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 5, 2014

Adipose fins, long considered vestigial, may have evolved multiple times as a key adaptation in some fish, study finds.

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Flashy Deep Sea Fish

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 5, 2014

Fish with complex light-emitting photophore patterns may be primed to split into new species.

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Contributors

By Abby Olena | March 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the March 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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