Found in Translation

June 2016

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Meet some of the people featured in the June 2016 issue of The Scientist.


Speaking of Science


Saving Reefs One Polyp at a Time

Researchers have discovered how to study coral organisms in unprecedented detail by mounting them in specially designed microscope slides.

Meet An Artist With No Hands

The brain can compensate for missing body parts, allowing some people, such as Matthias Buchinger, to function at a very high level despite their disabilities.

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Start Making Sense

Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.

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Hot Off the Presses

Beyond Biocentrism, The Sting of the Wild, The Birth of Anthropocene, and Ordinarily Well


The Rabies Vaccine Backstory

Louis Pasteur’s trepidation at injecting a child with the first rabies vaccine might have reflected his private knowledge of its lack of prior animal testing.