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Book Excerpt from Paul Lauterbur and the Invention of MRI

By M. Joan Dawson | September 1, 2013

In Chapter 6, “The first fruitful weeks,” author M. Joan Dawson describes her late husband’s first steps in the invention of a revolutionary imaging technology.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | September 1, 2013

Rocket Girl, The Cancer Chronicles, Abominable Science!, and The Sports Gene

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2013

September 2013's selection of notable quotes

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Do Crustaceans Feel Pain?

By Kate Yandell | August 9, 2013

An animal behavior professor argues that crabs and lobsters respond to electrical shocks in a way that suggests discomfort.

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Book Excerpt from Cosmic Apprentice

By Dorion Sagan | August 1, 2013

In Chapter 9, “Life Gave Earth the Blues,” author Dorion Sagan addresses the planet’s exuberant color palette, evoking the contribution of industrious microbes.

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Capsule Reviews: Summer Fiction

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2013

Crescent, An Empty Land of Plenty, Prophet of Bones, and Equilateral

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Intelligent Life: The Search Continues

By Dorion Sagan | August 1, 2013

Humans continue to scan the cosmos for a familiar brand of intelligence while ignoring a deeper form that pulses here at home.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2013

August 2013's selection of notable quotes

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A Fly on the Wall

By Dan Cossins | July 19, 2013

A geneticist-turned-filmmaker is making a movie set in Columbia University’s famous Fly Room, where the foundations for modern genetics were laid.

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In Chapter 3, “From Mating to Conception,” author Robert Martin explores the question of why humans and other primates frequently engage in sexual intercourse when females are not fertile.

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