Buying Cell-Culture Products
A survey of The Scientist readers reveals who buys cell-growth products from whom,
DIY in the Lab
Things break in the lab. Here’s how to protect your equipment, and what to do when it stops working.
Fueled by donations, sweat, and occasional dumpster diving, community laboratories for DIY biologists are cropping up around the country.
CSI: Ancient Alexandria
A reexamination of the facts surrounding the death of Cleopatra VII reveals that the Egyptian queen was murdered—and not by an asp.
The Undead, Frankenstein's Cat, The Universe Within, and Physics in Mind
A Sea Dragon Revealed, 1823
A sharp-eyed fossil prospector and self-taught paleontologist, Mary Anning discovered several extraordinary Mesozoic marine reptiles.