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How Much Do You Make?

By The Scientist Staff | May 16, 2012

Fill out our annual Salary Survey to help us calculate the most current salary data for life scientists.

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Breastfeeding Toddlers Okay

By Megan Scudellari | May 16, 2012

A provocative Time cover featuring a breastfeeding 3-year-old sparks anger from doctors.

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Vulva Cave Art

By Jef Akst | May 15, 2012

Engravings of female genitalia in a cave in southern France may be the oldest cave art yet discovered.

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Music Lessons Benefit Babies

By Jef Akst | May 11, 2012

One year olds smile more and communicate better if they participate in interactive music classes with their parents.

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Bones Won’t Be Buried Yet

By Jef Akst | May 10, 2012

Two 9,000-year-old skeletons will be held by University of California, San Diego, officials—rather than turned over to American Indians for reburial—until a lawsuit is settled.

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Opinion: Academia Suppresses Creativity

By Fred Southwick | May 9, 2012

By discouraging change, universities are stunting scientific innovation, leadership, and growth.

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In Chapter 12, "The Opium Fields," author Marc Lewis recounts one night spent in the brain chemistry-bending grip of opium addiction.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2012

Masters of the Planet, Learning from the Octopus, Darwin’s Devices, and Psychology’s Ghosts

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Contributors

May 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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Dopamine: Duality of Desire

By Marc Lewis | May 1, 2012

Being an ex-drug-addict turned neuroscientist brings a unique insight into the physiological and phenomenological realities of addiction.

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