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Neural Basis of Risk Aversion

By | March 24, 2016

Researchers identify and manipulate a signal in the brains of rats that controls risky behavior.

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Embracing the Unknown

By | November 1, 2015

Researchers are showing that ambiguity can be essential to brain development.

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Book Excerpt from The Creativity Crisis

By | January 7, 2015

In Chapter 1, “Yin and Yang,” author Roberta B. Ness explores the dynamic tension between innovation and risk aversion in science past and present.

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Innovation Renovation

By | January 1, 2015

Is the fear of funding and doing fundamental, risky research killing our ability to make breakthroughs?

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Speaking of Science

By | May 1, 2014

May 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Contributors

September 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the September 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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A Story Biological

By | September 1, 2012

Using scientific information as narrative can be a powerful way to communicate.

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