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Q&A: The Impact of Retractions

By Tia Ghose | August 11, 2011

Is the pressure of the publish-or-perish mentality driving more researchers to commit misconduct?

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Fair Trade at Plant Roots

By Kerry Grens | August 11, 2011

Plant and fungal symbionts swap more resources with partners that provide a greater return of nutrients.

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Google Launches Citation Stats

By Jessica P. Johnson | August 3, 2011

Another free academic citation tracking service adds more competition to the field.

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From the Ground Up

By Richard D. Bardgett | August 1, 2011

As the planet warms plant growth will likely increase—locking up some of that extra carbon dioxide by converting it into vegetative biomass—but that’s not the whole story. 

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Seirian Sumner: Wasp Whisperer

By Cristina Luiggi | August 1, 2011

Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, London. Age: 37

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The Root of the Problem

By Richard D. Bardgett | August 1, 2011

New research suggests that the flow of carbon through plants to underground ecosystems may be crucial to how the environment responds to climate change.

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2011

Getting the big picture means asking lots of little questions.

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An Unlichenly Pair

By Hannah Waters | August 1, 2011

A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.

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Contributors

August 1, 2011

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2011 issue of The Scientist.

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Fisheries scientist ordered to refuse interviews about research on salmon decline.

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