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To Retain a Brain

By Karen Zusi | January 1, 2016

Exceptional neural fossil preservation helps answer questions about ancient arthropod evolution.

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Legacies Left Behind in 2015

By Karen Zusi | December 31, 2015

A look at the contributions of some of the prominent researchers who died this year

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Top Technical Advances 2015

By Kerry Grens | December 24, 2015

The Scientist’s choice of major improvements in imaging, optogenetics, single-cell analyses, and CRISPR

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Genes’ Cycles Change with Age

By Kerry Grens | December 23, 2015

As the rhythmic expression of many genes falls out of sync in older human brains, a subset of transcripts gain rhythmicity with age.

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Algal Toxin Hurts Sea Lion Memory

By Kerry Grens | December 16, 2015

Results could explain why the marine mammals have been stranding on the West coast in record numbers.

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Complications of Brain Manipulations

By Ruth Williams | December 9, 2015

The complex connectivities of mammalian and avian brains can confound the outcomes of transient neural manipulations, researchers show.

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Owl Be Darned

By The Scientist Staff | December 4, 2015

Researchers studying city-dwelling birds are learning about which animals are more suited to urban life.

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A Rainforest Chorus

By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

Researchers measure the health of Papua New Guinea’s forests by analyzing the ecological soundscape.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2015

Welcome to the Microbiome, The Paradox of Evolution, Newton's Apple, and Dawn of the Neuron.

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Jungle Field Trip

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2015

Travel to remote rain forests in Papua New Guinea with researchers from The Nature Conservancy who are working with native people to characterize ecosystems there using sound.

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