The Scientist

» chemistry and culture

Most Recent

image: Sex and Drugs

Sex and Drugs

By Kerry Grens | July 1, 2014

Did 20th-century pharmaceutical and technological advances shape modern sexual behaviors?


image: Speaking of Sex

Speaking of Sex

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2014

July 2014's selection of notable quotes


image: To Study Unfettered

To Study Unfettered

By Michael Bailey | July 1, 2014

Researching the causes of sexual orientation should be guided by scientific, not social, concerns.


image: Agreement Reached in Lab Fire Case

Agreement Reached in Lab Fire Case

By Jef Akst | June 25, 2014

A University of California, Los Angeles chemist facing criminal charges after a lab accident that killed his research assistant in 2009 avoids a public trial and jail time.


image: Review: “What Lies Beneath”

Review: “What Lies Beneath”

By Ajai Raj | June 23, 2014

An exhibit at the newly opened SciArt Center in New York City showcases work that explores hidden worlds.


image: Book Excerpt from <em>The Drunken Monkey</em>

Book Excerpt from The Drunken Monkey

By Robert Dudley | June 1, 2014

In Chapter 3, "On the Inebriation of Elephants," author Robert Dudley considers whether tales of tipsy pachyderms and bombed baboons have any basis in scientific truth.

1 Comment

image: Capsule Reviews

Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | June 1, 2014

Proof, Caffeinated, A Sting in the Tale, and The Insect Cookbook


image: Drunks and Monkeys

Drunks and Monkeys

By Robert Dudley | June 1, 2014

Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans.  


image: Simultaneous Release

Simultaneous Release

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2014

Coordinating the submission of manuscripts can strike a healthy balance between competition and collaboration.

1 Comment

image: Speaking of Food Science

Speaking of Food Science

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2014

June 2014's selection of notable quotes


Popular Now

  1. Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?
  2. Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies
  3. Pupil Response to an Optical Illusion Tied to Autistic Traits
  4. John Sulston, Human Genome Project Leader, Dies