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
Philip Coppens, who developed photocrystallography, has passed away at age 86.
By Diana Kwon
Researchers find differences in predatory behavior between a long-observed chimp tribe and a recently habituated one.
By The Scientist Staff
The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus begins to grow biofilms as it develops into a larger intertwined network.
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