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Predicting Scientific Success

By Ruth Williams | November 3, 2016

A scientist’s most influential paper may come at any point in her career but chances are it won’t change her overall success, researchers show.

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Antarctic Bacteria Latch Onto Ice with Molecular Fishing Rod

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 1, 2016

Researchers describe the first known bacterial adhesion molecule that binds to frozen water. 

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Contributors

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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Viruses of the Human Body

By Eric Delwart | November 1, 2016

Some of our resident viruses may be beneficial.

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The Human Virome

By Eric Delwart | November 1, 2016

Diverse viruses can be found commingling with human and bacteria cells in and on people’s bodies. Scientists are just beginning to understand how these viruses help and when they can turn pathogenic.

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Opinion: Stop Submitting Papers

By Timothée Poisot | October 13, 2016

This is not sustainable.

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Deep-Sea Viruses Destroy Archaea

By Ruth Williams | October 12, 2016

Viruses are responsible for the majority of archaea deaths on the deep ocean floors, scientists show.

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Bacteria and Humans Have Been Swapping DNA for Millennia

By Kelly Robinson and Julie Dunning Hotopp | October 1, 2016

Bacteria inhabit most tissues in the human body, and genes from some of these microbes have made their way to the human genome. Could this genetic transfer contribute to diseases such as cancer?

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Does Productivity Diminish Research Quality?

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 28, 2016

More papers correlate with top-cited research for more-established academics, but not newly minted professors, according to a study.  

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Life Scientists Receive “Genius” Grants

By Ben Andrew Henry | September 22, 2016

Among this year’s 23 MacArthur Foundation Fellows are pioneering biologists.

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