How One Wild Dolphin’s Trick Became a Fad
How One Wild Dolphin’s Trick Became a Fad
After release from rehab, bottlenose Billie started walking on water with her tail. Studying how the behavior spread could offer clues about how animals learn from each other.
How One Wild Dolphin’s Trick Became a Fad
How One Wild Dolphin’s Trick Became a Fad

After release from rehab, bottlenose Billie started walking on water with her tail. Studying how the behavior spread could offer clues about how animals learn from each other.

After release from rehab, bottlenose Billie started walking on water with her tail. Studying how the behavior spread could offer clues about how animals learn from each other.

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Gas Cylinder Explosion Kills Researcher at Indian Laboratory
Gas Cylinder Explosion Kills Researcher at Indian Laboratory
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 7, 2018
Two professors have been arrested for negligence in connection with the blast.
University College London Geneticist Cleared of Wrongdoing
University College London Geneticist Cleared of Wrongdoing
Jef Akst | Dec 5, 2018
A second investigation by the school concludes that David Latchman, also the head of Birkbeck, University of London, was not involved in the image manipulation found in papers he coauthored.
Book Excerpt from <em>Gene Machine</em>
Book Excerpt from Gene Machine
Venki Ramakrishnan | Dec 5, 2018
In Chapter 13, "The Final Assault," author Venki Ramakrishnan relays the moment when he and collaborators finally solved the structure of a ribosomal subunit.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2018 issue of The Scientist.
Racing for the Ribosome
Racing for the Ribosome
Venki Ramakrishnan | Dec 1, 2018
Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan’s new book recounts the tale of researchers striving to understand an ancient molecular machine that is essential for all life.
Discovery&rsquo;s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2018
Studying how neural crest cells journey through the embryo, this Caltech developmental biologist has revealed how they form major cell types, including peripheral neurons, bone, and smooth muscle.
Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Ashley Yeager | Nov 8, 2018
Fish scales follow a model famed computer scientist Alan Turing developed to describe patterns observed in other animals’ feathers, spines, and scales.
Cannabinoid Exposure During Adolescence Disrupts Neural Regulation
Cannabinoid Exposure During Adolescence Disrupts Neural Regulation
Jef Akst | Nov 6, 2018
Young rats injected with a synthetic cannabinoid have more of the brain’s motivating dopaminergic signaling and fewer numbers of inhibitory neurons than controls.
Image of the Day: See Through
Image of the Day: See Through
Catherine Offord | Nov 6, 2018
A zebrafish model of the birth defect craniosynostosis provides insights into how the condition develops.