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 Tracy Vence
Where Zika virus persists in monkeys; more-advanced mini brains; artificial womb supports fetal lambs for weeks; cancer mutations in stem cell lines; science marches around the globe
By The Scientist Staff
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Scientists are criticizing the claim that hominins were in North America more than 100,000 years earlier than the currently accepted estimation.
News & Opinion Opinion: Why I Published in a Predatory Journal
My “colleagues” and I at the fictitious Arthur Vandelay Urological Research Institute were surprised to find our bogus “uromycitisis” case report swiftly accepted, with only minor revisions requested.
Multimedia Consilience, Episode 3: Cancer, Obscured
Ben Henry explores the science behind a deep-fried cancer scare and traditional treatments that may shrink tumors.
The Scientist Genetic Analysis Reveals the Evolutionary History of Dogs
By analyzing the genomes of 161 dog breeds, scientists discover how and when certain canine breeds emerged.
Daily News March for Science: Dispatches from Washington, DC
The Scientist's Bob Grant and Tracy Vence are in the nation's capital, covering the demonstration designed to celebrate the research enterprise and advocate for evidence-based policymaking.
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