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Researchers Identify 14 New Shrew Species 
The discovery, made on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, constitutes an exceptionally high number of new mammals to be described in a single paper.
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Researchers Identify 14 New Shrew Species 
Researchers Identify 14 New Shrew Species 

The discovery, made on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, constitutes an exceptionally high number of new mammals to be described in a single paper.

The discovery, made on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, constitutes an exceptionally high number of new mammals to be described in a single paper.

ABOVE: KEVIN ROWE

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Q&A: Science Has Been “Resilient” During Pandemic, Survey Finds
Catherine Offord | Nov 24, 2020
Responses collected from around 25,000 academics reveal that 20 percent couldn’t do their work at all in the spring, but most had found ways to keep their research going.
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Majority of Respondents Support Chimeric Animal Research: Survey
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020
Almost 60 percent of people in a new study on attitudes in the US felt comfortable using animals to grow human organs from induced pluripotent stem cells.
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Tom Norris, Marine Mammal Acoustician, Dies at 55
Amanda Heidt | Sep 18, 2020
Norris, who founded the research firm Bio-Waves, furthered the study of marine mammals using passive acoustic monitoring technology he designed himself.
Time Spent in Nature Is Good for You
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2019
Research has repeatedly suggested that spending time in natural environments improves mental and physical well-being. Now, scientists are gathering the data needed to incorporate this phenomenon in health-care guidelines.
If members don’t explicitly believe gender discrimination exists, they allow implicit stereotypes to sway their decision-making, according to a new analysis of real-world hiring decisions.
Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 26, 2019
If members don’t explicitly believe gender discrimination exists, they allow implicit stereotypes to sway their decision-making, according to a new analysis of real-world hiring decisions.
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Study Finds Low Trust in Vaccines in Europe
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 19, 2019
Just half of respondents in Eastern Europe agree that vaccines are safe.
Harassment Common for National Institutes of Health Employees
Catherine Offord | Jun 13, 2019
More than 20 percent of survey respondents said they had experienced some form of harassment within the last 12 months.
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Faculty Value Diversity, Though Time and Funding Are Barriers
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 3, 2019
A study finds professors from underrepresented groups more actively engage in diversity and inclusion activities.
Antarctic Emperor Penguin Colony Faces Collapse
Jef Akst | Apr 25, 2019
After three years with very few new chicks, the birds are abandoning one of the biggest breeding sites on the continent, satellite images show.
Examining Grad Student Mental Health
Abby Olena | Nov 1, 2018
Some academic institutions are beginning to complement the work of student organizations in addressing mental health problems in graduate school.
Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Endangered Animals
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
From the difficulty of tracking rare populations to the danger of poachers exploiting distribution data, the complications of studying endangered species require creative solutions from researchers.
Many Species of British Mammals at Risk of Extinction
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 13, 2018
Numbers of the wildcat, greater mouse-eared bat, and black rat have critically fallen in the U.K.  
Time Is Running Out to Enter Our Top 10 Innovations Contest
The Scientist Staff | May 13, 2018
There is less than one week left to submit your product for a coveted spot in The Scientist’s 2018 competition.
Canadian Scientists Least Likely to Share Data: Survey
Kerry Grens | Apr 2, 2018
Americans and Australians aren’t far behind, according to a questionnaire of researchers.
Endangered Right Whales Have No New Babies This Breeding Season
Ashley Yeager | Mar 27, 2018
Trained spotters haven’t seen any newborns, suggesting trouble for the animal’s overall survival.
Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods
Catherine Offord | Nov 21, 2017
An online survey finds that people report feeling most relaxed with a glass of red wine or beer, and most aggressive when drinking spirits.
Last Chance to Enter the Fray
The Scientist Staff | Jun 11, 2017
You only have a couple of days left to submit a product in The Scientist's Top 10 Innovation competition. Your product can't win if it doesn't get in!
Will There Be a Brexit Brain Drain?
Bob Grant | Jan 10, 2017
Some academics in the United Kingdom say they are considering leaving the country for greener pastures, as Britain’s exit from the European Union takes effect.
Trumping Science?
Bob Grant | Nov 10, 2016
How will the research enterprise fare under a Donald Trump administration? The scientific community reacts.