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Modeling All Life?

By Ed Yong | January 28, 2013

A proposal to simulate all of Earth’s ecosystems is exposing a rift between small and big ecology.

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Cities Affect Global Weather Currents

By Edyta Zielinska | January 28, 2013

The heat emanating from large metropolitan areas may be changing weather patterns thousands of miles away.

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Fly Guts Reveal Animal Inventory

By Beth Marie Mole | January 7, 2013

Stomachs of flesh-eating flies carry the DNA of animals in remote rainforests.

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Fighting Microbes with Microbes

By Amy Coombs | January 1, 2013

Doctors turn to good microbes to fight disease. Will the same strategy work with crops?

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Limber LIMS

By Nicholette Zeliadt | January 1, 2013

Using laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to automate and streamline laboratory tasks: three case studies

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2012 Multimedia Roundup

By The Scientist Staff | December 14, 2012

The science images and videos that captured our attention in 2012

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Old Ocean Mold

By Beth Marie Mole | December 12, 2012

Fungi in 100 million year-old seafloor sediments could possess novel antibiotics.

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Marlboro Chicks

By Beth Marie Mole | December 5, 2012

Two species of songbirds pack their nests with scavenged cigarette butts that repel irksome parasites.

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Contributors

By Beth Marie Mole | December 1, 2012

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

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Coughing Seashells

By Edyta Zielinska | November 28, 2012

A type of scallop expels water and waste through a sort of cough that could reveal clues about water quality.

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