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Book Excerpt from The Creativity Crisis

By Roberta B. Ness | January 7, 2015

In Chapter 1, “Yin and Yang,” author Roberta B. Ness explores the dynamic tension between innovation and risk aversion in science past and present.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | January 1, 2015

Does Altruism Exist?, Ancestors in Our Genome, Fred Sanger—Double Nobel Laureate, and Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons


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Fertility Treatment Fallout

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2015

Mouse offspring conceived by in vitro fertilization are metabolically different from naturally conceived mice.


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Innovation Renovation

By Roberta B. Ness | January 1, 2015

Is the fear of funding and doing fundamental, risky research killing our ability to make breakthroughs?


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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2015

January 2015's selection of notable quotes


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Straighten Out

By Kate Yandell | January 1, 2015

Forces from bidirectional growth plates mechanically realign broken bones in infant mice.


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Tangle Trigger

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2015

An enzyme that cleaves tau protein in acidic cellular conditions may trigger early events in Alzheimer’s disease.


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Journalists to Catalog Retractions

By Kerry Grens | December 16, 2014

Staff of the blog Retraction Watch will create a database of papers retracted from the scientific literature.

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image: Book Excerpt from <em>One Plus One Equals One</em>

Book Excerpt from One Plus One Equals One

By John Archibald | December 1, 2014

In Chapter 7, “Green Evolution, Green Revolution,” author John Archibald describes how endosymbiosis helped color the Earth in a verdant hue.


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Cadherin Connection

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | December 1, 2014

A multitasking plasma membrane protein coordinates cell division and energy metabolism in healthy—and perhaps also cancerous—Drosophila cells.


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