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Book Excerpt from The Murder of Cleopatra

By Pat Brown | March 1, 2013

In Chapter 1, “The Coldest Case,” author and criminal profiler Pat Brown sets the scene for her quest to prove that the Egyptian queen did not commit suicide.

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Capsule Reviews

By Annie Gottlieb | March 1, 2013

The Undead, Frankenstein's Cat, The Universe Within, and Physics in Mind

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CSI: Ancient Alexandria

By Pat Brown | March 1, 2013

A reexamination of the facts surrounding the death of Cleopatra VII reveals that the Egyptian queen was murdered—and not by an asp.


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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2013

March 2013's selection of notable quotes


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Science on Celluloid

By Andrew P. Han | February 28, 2013

Scientist? Filmmaker? Alexis Gambis welcomes both labels.


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Through the Eyes of a Giant

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 15, 2013

A new play explores the mind of the father of modern physics through his interactions—factual and imagined—with a curmudgeonly colleague.

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Open-Review Journal Launched

By Edyta Zielinska | February 13, 2013

A new journal that publishes peer review comments alongside its manuscripts goes live.


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Opinion: From Polymerase to Politics

By Kumar Sukhdeo | February 11, 2013

Why so few scientists make the leap to policy-making positions, and why more should give it a try


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Some Girls Better at Science

By Jef Akst | February 5, 2013

Globally, 15-year-old girls outscored boys in 43 of the 65 countries tested.


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Book Excerpt from A#@holes

By Aaron James | February 4, 2013

In Chapter 1, “A Theory,” author Aaron James constructs a working definition for the type of person that earns the ignominious moniker.

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