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Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2013
Tracks and Shadows, The Gap, The Cure in the Code, and An Appetite for Wonder
The Ultimate Wingman
The Ultimate Wingman
Tracy Vence | Nov 1, 2013
Differential gene expression between dominant and subordinate male turkeys could help evolutionary biologists deconstruct the roots of sexual dimorphism.
How, If, and Why Species Form
How, If, and Why Species Form
Tim Rogers, Alan J. McKane, Axel G. Rossberg | Nov 1, 2013
Biologists have struggled for centuries to properly define what constitutes a “species.” They may have been asking the wrong question—many smaller organisms might not form species at all.
Dating the Origin of Us
Dating the Origin of Us
Ajit Varki | Nov 1, 2013
Theoretical anthropogeny seeks to understand how Homo sapiens rose to a position of global dominance.
Chance and Necessity
Chance and Necessity
Sean B. Carroll | Nov 1, 2013
War and justice brought together two of the greatest minds of the 20th century, a scientist and a writer.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2013
November 2013's selection of notable quotes
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena | Nov 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2013 issue of The Scientist.
2013 Life Sciences Salary Survey
2013 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2013
The Scientist opened up its annual Salary Survey to our international readers for the first time, revealing stark differences between average pay in the U.S., Europe, and the rest of the world.
Gravity Determines Cell Size
Gravity Determines Cell Size
Abby Olena | Oct 29, 2013
Researchers show that cells may have evolved to be small because of gravitational forces.
Evolving Pain Resistance
Evolving Pain Resistance
Jef Akst | Oct 24, 2013
Grasshopper mice harbor mutations in a pain-transmitting sodium channel that allow them to prey on highly toxic bark scorpions.