Snapshot | The Eclectic Reading Habits of Scientists
When it comes to reading nonscientific books, the interests of our readers would fill a library. The 322 readers who completed our survey have books on fly fishing, science fiction, politics, and philosophy, sitting on their coffee and bedside tables. One reader has a self-described "voracious" appetite: "I usually have at least three books going at all times."
They also read newspapers: 62% do so on a regular basis, with the New York Times the preferred daily of 26%. Also, 42% of the responders read a news magazine regularly, with Time, Newsweek, and The Economist topping the list.
Still, others prefer the remote by their beds. Says one: "I watch too much TV."
By Kerry Grens
Infected with Wolbachia, the insects are expected to reduce the spread of dengue and Zika. But scientists say the approach may have limitations.
By Abby Olena
A cell phone–based microscope can identify mutations in tumor tissue and image products of DNA sequencing reactions.
By Joshua A. Krisch
Proposed legislation would eliminate academic tenure at public universities in Iowa and Missouri, echoing a move that has already gutted such permanent posts in Wisconsin.
The Nutshell National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science
The Nutshell Scientists Activate Predatory Instinct in Mice
A new study reveals how the amygdala is involved in controlling predatory behavior in mice.
Daily News Neural Mechanism Links Alcohol Consumption to Binge Eating
Ethanol triggers starvation-activated neurons, leading mice to overeat.
Image of the Day Image of the Day: Monkey Business
For the first time, researchers have documented interspecies sexual behavior between a male Japanese macaque and a female sika deer.
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