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Leaping Larvae Intrigue Scientists
The Scientist spoke with entomologist Matt Bertone about the characteristics of Laemophloeus biguttatus larvae jumps—a previously unreported behavior in this group of beetles.
Leaping Larvae Intrigue Scientists
Leaping Larvae Intrigue Scientists

The Scientist spoke with entomologist Matt Bertone about the characteristics of Laemophloeus biguttatus larvae jumps—a previously unreported behavior in this group of beetles.

The Scientist spoke with entomologist Matt Bertone about the characteristics of Laemophloeus biguttatus larvae jumps—a previously unreported behavior in this group of beetles.

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Savant in the Limelight, 1988–2009
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 1, 2020 | 3 min read
Kim Peek, the inspiration for the title character in Rain Man, brought public attention to savant syndrome.
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Genesis 2.0 Is a Beautifully Shot, Cautionary Tale About Biotechnology
Shawna Williams | Jan 2, 2019 | 2 min read
The documentary weaves together a hunt for mammoth tusks in the Arctic with scenes from the front lines of synthetic biology.
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
Jim Daley | Aug 1, 2018 | 3 min read
How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.
Drug for Still’s Disease Shows Promise in Phase 2 Trial
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018 | 4 min read
Patients with the rare autoimmune condition, highlighted in the Oscar-nominated film The Big Sick, currently have limited treatment options.
Image of the Day: Camera-Toting Penguin
The Scientist Staff | Feb 12, 2018 | 1 min read
Researchers and BBC filmmakers strapped cameras to animals around the world for a new three-part nature series.
David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2018 | 8 min read
For nearly 30 years, the UC San Francisco researcher has delved into unexplored corners of the nervous system.
Watch This Biofilm
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 2017 | 1 min read
Researchers encoded moving images in DNA within living cells.
Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Theranos Movie
Tanya Lewis | Jun 13, 2016 | 2 min read
The actress will portray the troubled blood testing startup’s founder, Elizabeth Holmes. 
Another Andrew Wakefield Movie in the Works
Bob Grant | May 4, 2016 | 1 min read
This one will be largely based on the discredited anti-vaccine researcher’s 2010 book.
Anti-Vax Flick Pulled from Film Festival
Tracy Vence | Mar 28, 2016 | 1 min read
Tribeca Film Festival organizers reverse their decision to screen a documentary by discredited researcher Andrew Wakefield.
Neuroimaging Graces Times Square
Kerry Grens | Nov 26, 2014 | 1 min read
A film showcasing stunning images of brain structures is lighting up New York City billboards for three minutes each night.
Korean Stem Cell Film Tops Box Office
Bob Grant | Oct 9, 2014 | 1 min read
A movie based on the Woo Suk Hwang cloning scandal is popular in South Korea, but the plotline strays from reality.
A Fly on the Wall
Dan Cossins | Jul 19, 2013 | 4 min read
A geneticist-turned-filmmaker is making a movie set in Columbia University’s famous Fly Room, where the foundations for modern genetics were laid.
Science on Celluloid
Andrew P. Han | Feb 28, 2013 | 4 min read
Scientist? Filmmaker? Alexis Gambis welcomes both labels.
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