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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2015

September 2015's selection of notable quotes

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The Ears Have It

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 1, 2015

A teaching obligation in graduate school introduced James Hudspeth to a career focused on how vertebrates sense sounds.

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Oliver Sacks Dies

By Kerry Grens | August 31, 2015

The neurologist and author had written about his recent experiences being “face to face with dying.”

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Study: Short Headlines Get More Citations

By Jef Akst | August 27, 2015

Scientific journals that publish papers with snappier titles accrue more citations per paper, according to a report.

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Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down

By Susan Fitzpatrick | August 24, 2015

Academic research could be strengthened by thinking more and doing less.

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Eyes Track Dream Scenes

By Kerry Grens | August 13, 2015

In vivo recordings from humans reveal that brain activity related to seeing pictures correlates with eye movements during REM sleep.

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Fruit-Fly Neurons in Action

By Jef Akst | August 12, 2015

Researchers visualize the complete nervous system of a Drosophila melanogaster larva at nearly single-neuron resolution.

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Chemical Cocktails Produce Neurons

By Kerry Grens | August 6, 2015

Two research groups have devised small-molecule recipes to directly transform fibroblasts into neurons.

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Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge

By Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | August 1, 2015

In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2015

Gods of the Morning, Hedonic Eating, A Beautiful Question, and Genomic Messages

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