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Coral Sperm Banker
Coral Sperm Banker
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2018
Mary Hagedorn is racing to save Earth’s coral reefs by developing techniques for freezing the colonial animals’ gametes.
Infographic: Plants’ Microbial Communities
Infographic: Plants’ Microbial Communities
Davide Bulgarelli | Jan 31, 2018
Like animals, plants host communities of microbes that influence a wide variety of their biological processes.
How Viruses Attack Plants
How Viruses Attack Plants
Claire Asher | Jan 31, 2018
Viruses are incapable of reproducing without the help of a host, whose cells copy their genetic material and fabricate the building blocks of new virus particles.
Infographic: A Prion Assay
Infographic: A Prion Assay
Ruth Williams | Jan 31, 2018
An approach called yeast transcriptional reporting of aggregating proteins allows for high-throughput analysis and doesn’t destroy cells.
Infographic: Skotomorphogenesis Versus Photomorphogenesis
Infographic: Skotomorphogenesis Versus Photomorphogenesis
Kerry Grens | Jan 31, 2018
Pectin fragments may signal plant cells to maintain a type of growth suited to darkness.
Growing Awareness
Growing Awareness
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2018
University of California, Riverside, plant biologist Katie Dehesh explains the importance of agricultural research.
February 2018 TS Crossword
February 2018 TS Crossword
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Jan 31, 2018
Try your hand at a sciency brain teaser.
February 2018 TS Crossword Puzzle Answers
February 2018 TS Crossword Puzzle Answers
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Jan 31, 2018
See how well you did.
Swearing Off Pain
Swearing Off Pain
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2017
Author Emma Byrne runs down the benefits of cursing, among them an enhanced ability to withstand pain.
Prospecting for Painkillers
Prospecting for Painkillers
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2017
Cone snail venom researcher Mandë Holford discusses the therapeutic potential of toxins found in animals.