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Intelligent Design and Informed Debate

By | February 28, 2005

The current frenzied attack on the teaching of evolution in public schools in school boards across the United States is to be welcomed.


Come Together

By | February 14, 2005

Biology is getting bigger.


Science and Politics: Don't Give Up

By | January 31, 2005

Many scientists in the United States who staunchly opposed a second presidential term for George W. Bush were probably in a somewhat less-than-festive mood during the inauguration in Washington earlier this month.


Who's Minding the Drug Store?

By | January 17, 2005

But remember, we don't actually sell our products.


Stress, Spite, and the Holidays

By | December 20, 2004

The holidays seem to add a burden that pushes people over the edge.


The Ethical Use of Unpublished DNA Sequences

By | December 20, 2004

By long-standing policy, scientific data are not public until a reviewed manuscript is published.


Science Through Storytelling

By | December 6, 2004

Tell me a story.



By | November 22, 2004

Biology needs more egg whites.


hits the Virtual Newsstands

By | November 8, 2004

Dateline: 8 November 2004. In a few days time we will proudly launch our upgraded Web site and with it the first daily online newspaper for the life sciences, The Scientist Daily. Simply register your preferences at http://www.the-scientist.com and enjoy The Scientist Daily every working day, delivered electronically to your mailbox completely free of charge.As you'd expect from your favorite newspaper, The Scientist Daily will include:• Breaking news. Our extensive network of contributors


New President, Please

By | October 25, 2004

Few voters in next week's US presidential election will embrace absolutely everything that either candidate stands for, or, for that matter, reject absolutely everything. Nevertheless, a change must be made, judged on a few key issues. The most pressing issues include the quagmire that is Iraq, national security, healthcare provision, and the economy. But science should not be too far behind, and anyone with the best interests of science at heart will have no hesitation in selecting John Kerry o


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