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How to Separate the Science From the (Jerk) Scientist

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 18, 2018

A recent toast to James Watson highlights a tolerance for bigotry many want excised from the scientific community.

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Irisin Redeemed

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 13, 2015

Researchers who first identified irisin quantitate levels of the hormone in human blood and show it is released during exercise.  

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Lab Size Study Stirs Debate

By Bob Grant | February 9, 2015

Do bigger labs churn out more high-impact papers? Not necessarily, according to a new analysis.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2014

March 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Scientists Celebrate UK Libel Reform

By Dan Cossins | April 29, 2013

New libel laws for England and Wales should help protect scientific debate, but campaigners worry that legal costs remain a threat.

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Genetics-Poverty Link Questioned

By Edyta Zielinska | February 3, 2013

Harvard geneticists and anthropologists challenge the work of two economists who say there’s a link between genetic diversity and wealth.

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Anticlimactic Debate

By Beth Marie Mole | October 4, 2012

Science, environmental, and health experts were left wanting by the first presidential debate.

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GM Crop Field Intruder Arrested

By Jef Akst | May 22, 2012

A protestor is arrested for trying to break into a field of genetically modified wheat at a UK agricultural research station.

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Debate over RNA Transcription

By Edyta Zielinska | March 19, 2012

Researchers question earlier findings of a new mechanism for gene regulation.

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Bird Flu Debate Continues

By Hannah Waters | March 8, 2012

A series of articles published in open access journal mBio underscores the variety in opinion on whether a transmissible H5N1 strain should be studied.

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