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Foot Fungus Revealed

By Bob Grant | July 2, 2013

A new study profiles the garden of fungal organism that grows on human feet.

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Opinion: Tweeting to the Top

By Sara K. Yeo et al. | July 2, 2013

The lines between scholarly and traditional forms of popular communication are fading, and scientists need to take advantage.


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Research Behind Bars

By Dan Cossins | July 1, 2013

Ecologist Nalini Nadkarni advances forest conservation and science advocacy by enlisting the help of prisoners.


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Science on Lockdown

By Dan Cossins | July 1, 2013

A forest ecologist comes down from the canopy to bring science to the masses, forming a series of improbable collaborations with prisoners.


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Sea Bugs

By Joshua S. Weitz and Steven W. Wilhelm | July 1, 2013

Ocean viruses can impact marine ecosystems in several ways.


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An Ocean of Viruses

By Joshua S. Weitz and Steven W. Wilhelm | July 1, 2013

Viruses abound in the world’s oceans, yet researchers are only beginning to understand how they affect life and chemistry from the water’s surface to the sea floor.


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Crowd Control

By Cristina Luiggi | July 1, 2013

Molecules, cells, or vertebrates—when individuals move and act as a single unit, surprisingly complex behaviors arise that hint at the origins of multicellularity.


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Image of the Day: E. coli Hunter

By The Scientist Staff | June 27, 2013

The Shiga toxin may help E. coli survive predation by the protist Tetrahymena.


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Bird Bullies

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2013

Regular supplies of food for scavenger birds in Spain may not be the most effective conservation strategy, as smaller birds are bullied away.

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Mary O’Connor: Warming Up

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2013

Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia. Age: 34

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