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What’s the Future of Science Twitter?
In the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover, many researchers are exploring their options with the open-source platform Mastodon.
What’s the Future of Science Twitter?
What’s the Future of Science Twitter?

In the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover, many researchers are exploring their options with the open-source platform Mastodon.

In the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover, many researchers are exploring their options with the open-source platform Mastodon.

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Dogs Cry Tears of Joy: Study
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Aug 22, 2022 | 6 min read
Pet dogs produce a larger volume of tears when they are reunited with their owners than with acquaintances, possibly because of surging oxytocin levels—findings that could be the first evidence of emotional crying in nonhuman animals.
Photo of John Calhoun crouches within his rodent utopia-turned-dystopia
Universe 25, 1968–1973
Annie Melchor | May 2, 2022 | 3 min read
A series of rodent experiments showed that even with abundant food and water, personal space is essential to prevent societal collapse.
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 12
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 22, 2020 | 1 min read
Decoding Smell: Demystifying Human Disease and Behavior
Bottlenose Dolphin Adopts Whale Calf of Another Species
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2019 | 5 min read
Interspecies adoptions are rare, but it’s not the first time this population of dolphins in French Polynesia has attempted it.
Infographic: Light Pollution Threatens Species
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2018 | 1 min read
As artificial light increases in volume and geographical coverage around the world, a variety of animals are suffering ill effects.
The Vanishing Night: Light Pollution Threatens Ecosystems
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2018 | 10+ min read
The loss of darkness can harm individual organisms and perturb interspecies interactions, potentially causing lasting damage to life on our planet.
Chimps Share Microbes When Socializing
Kate Yandell | Jan 15, 2016 | 3 min read
Social interaction influences the chimpanzee microbiome, increasing the number of microbial species the primates share.
Grooming Baboons
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2015 | 1 min read
See the social interaction between wild baboons that may be the key to shared microbiomes among groups studied by the Amboseli Baboon Research Project.
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