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Book Excerpt from Living Color

By Nina G. Jablonski | October 1, 2012

In Chapter 3, "Out of the Tropics," author Nina G. Jablonski, explores the genes behind skin pigmentation and makes the distinction between color and race.

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Pixel Perfect

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2012

Presenting the best life science images and videos of 2012

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True Colors

By Nina G. Jablonski | October 1, 2012

The biological and social ramifications of skin pigmentation are too often ignored by scientists, teachers, and the general public.

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Solving Irreproducible Science

By Connor Bamford | September 26, 2012

Will the recently launched Reproducibility Initiative succeed in cleaning up research and reducing retractions?

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Opinion: Cell Phone Health Risk?

By Allan H. Frey | September 25, 2012

Security concerns during the Cold War may have led to the generation of misinformation on the physiological effects of microwave radiation from mobile phones.

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Gender Bias when Hiring Scientists

By Edyta Zielinska | September 21, 2012

Both male and female researchers are less likely to hire a female candidate than a male candidate with the same experience.

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Dotting “i”s and Crossing “t”s

By Bob Grant | September 17, 2012

As federal budgets tighten, the US government is getting serious about enforcing reporting and administrative rules that accompany academic grants.

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Scientists "Spin" Results

By Bob Grant | September 13, 2012

A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.

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Rethinking Herbal Medicine

By Beth Marie Mole | September 10, 2012

A phylogenetic study of traditional plant remedies could aid drug development.

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Opinion: Learning from Each Other

By Myra H. Strober | September 7, 2012

Professional dialogue between scientists and non-scientists is not easy, but when successful, it can create powerful insights and relationships.

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