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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2014

The Myth of Mirror Neurons, Curious, Shadow Medicine, and Doctored

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Connecting the Dots

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 1, 2014

Extending her initial studies of social wasps, Mary Jane West-Eberhard has spent her career probing the evolutionary relationship between social behavior and developmental flexibility.

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Contributors

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 1, 2014

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

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Science Speak

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | August 1, 2014

Contests that challenge young scientists to explain their research without jargon are turning science communication into a competitive sport.

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Seeds of Hopelessness

By Kerry Grens | August 1, 2014

Can seed banks adequately prepare for the future if wild plant populations are already lagging behind in adapting to rapid climate change?

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2014

August 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Scientific Elevator Pitches

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | August 1, 2014

A number of competitions around the world are challenging young scientists to describe their research in mere minutes.

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Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs

By David Casarett | August 1, 2014

In praise of weird science at the edge of life

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Prepped for the Long Sleep

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 30, 2014

Hibernation-related proteins are common even in non-hibernating animals, a study shows.

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Fossil Freshens Views on Dinosaur Feathers

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 28, 2014

A feather-covered herbivorous dinosaur offers a surprising perspective on plumage. 

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