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Where the Wild Things Were

By Daniel Cossins | May 1, 2014

Conservationists are reintroducing large animals to areas they once roamed, providing ecologists with the chance to assess whether such “rewilding” efforts can restore lost ecosystems.

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Evolutionarily Distinct Birds Ranked

By Jef Akst | April 11, 2014

Researchers collate a list of the 100 most rare and unique avian species facing extinction.

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Stripes Shoo Flies

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 4, 2014

Zebras evolved stripes to prevent pesky biting flies from landing on them, a study finds.

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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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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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Discovering Archaea, 1977

By Abby Olena | March 1, 2014

Ribosomal RNA fingerprints reveal the three domains of life.

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