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In Chapter 13, “Why Is Reductionism Successful in Art?” author Eric Kandel explores what about abstract art challenges the human brain.

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How Art Can Inform Brain Science, and Vice Versa

By Eric Kandel | September 1, 2016

Reductionism may be the key to bridging the gap between the humanities and the sciences.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2016

Sensory discoveries, open-access publishing, and candidates on climate changes

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Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies

By Kerry Grens | August 31, 2016

One of the pioneers in developing fluorescent proteins for biological studies was 64 years old.

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Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated

By Kerry Grens | August 31, 2016

A commercially available glioblastoma cell line appears to be from a different source than its stated origins.

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Nobel Laureate Dies

By Alison F. Takemura | August 5, 2016

Chemist Ahmed Zewail, the “father of femtochemistry,” has passed away at age 70.

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Book Excerpt from Seven Skeletons

By Lydia Pyne | August 1, 2016

In Chapter 1, “The Old Man of La Chapelle: The Patriarch of Paleo,” author Lydia Pyne explains the public's evolving conception of the first complete Neanderthal skeleton found and described by scientists.

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By ditching traditional agar-based media, two biochemists captured iconic images of Myxococcus in 1982.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2016

Brexit's effect on science, melding disciplines, and more

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Book Excerpt from Blood Sugar

By Anthony Ryan Hatch | July 1, 2016

Author Anthony Ryan Hatch relays his personal experience with metabolic syndrome.

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