Remembering Eugene Garfield (1925–2017)

Illustration by Erica P. Johnson

Song Around the Animal Kingdom

Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.

Singing In the Brain

His first love was dance, but Erich Jarvis has long courted another love—understanding how the brain learns vocalization.

Massively Parallel Perturbations

Scientists combine CRISPR gene editing with single-cell sequencing for genotype-phenotype screens.

Notable Science Quotes

Music, the future of American science, and more

Marching for Science, from Berlin to Sydney

Satellite marches across the globe aim to stand in solidarity with US scientists.

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

For research on drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases, dogs offer a better predictor of clinical outcomes. 

Scientists identify the genes responsible for bacteria-controlled sterility in arthropods.

image: Behavior Brief

Behavior Brief


A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information and The Scientist, has passed away at age 91.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Thousands of researchers and science supporters sign an open letter to the president.

More than one-third of lymphoma patients in a Phase 2 trial were clear of disease at six months, and no new safety concerns arose since the company’s three-month follow up.

The president’s 2018 budget request tips the scales in favor of military spending and away from civilian funding agencies, such as the NIH and NSF.

De-extinction efforts could divert resources away from conserving endangered species.

Current Issue

March 2017

Issue Cover: Music

Researchers are using multiple methods to study the origins of humans’ capacity to process and produce music, and there’s no shortage of debate about the results.

Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.

Birdsong bears a striking resemblance to human music, but it’s not yet clear that birds interpret it that way.

The principles of neuroplasticity may underlie the positive effects of music therapy in treating a diversity of diseases.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Expensive clinical trials and few drug approvals can drive up drug prices for consumers.

A survey of sounds from birds to whales to fruit flies to fish

The Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

The new release brings the catalog to over 21,000 research antibodies.

Systems will provide 2D and 3D characterization.

New format directly addresses DNA extraction.

New kit enables covalent conjugation of antibodies and proteins to magnetic particles

Lonza offers ready-to-go optimized cell culture media, enabling scientists to rapidly start experiments. 

World Precision Instruments (WPI) has introduced the MemoryFlex™ Surgical Scissors

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Featured Comment

    Scientists do not yet completely understand (let alone fully explain) the complexity of life. They may, in the future. THAT is the curriculum for science classes.

- mark from denver, Science Teaching Standards up for Revision in Texas