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 José Cibelli
More lessons from Dolly the sheep
By Anna Azvolinsky
Stress-related genes may be preferentially and rhythmically expressed as part of the circadian rhythms of older fruit flies, researchers report.
By Kerry Grens
Imaging data show smaller volumes in several brain regions among people diagnosed with the behavioral disorder.
Daily News Broad Wins CRISPR Patent Interference Case
The Nutshell Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation
Family members of Lacks, the donor behind the widely used HeLa cell line, are planning to sue Johns Hopkins University.
Notebook Can Plants Learn to Associate Stimuli with Reward?
A group of pea plants has displayed a sensitivity to environmental cues that resembles associative learning in animals.
Features Humans Never Stopped Evolving
The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.
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