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A Fly on the Wall

By Dan Cossins | July 19, 2013

A geneticist-turned-filmmaker is making a movie set in Columbia University’s famous Fly Room, where the foundations for modern genetics were laid.

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In Chapter 3, “From Mating to Conception,” author Robert Martin explores the question of why humans and other primates frequently engage in sexual intercourse when females are not fertile.

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Capsule Reviews

By Annie Gottlieb | July 1, 2013

Denial, Probably Approximately Correct, Permanent Present Tense, and Against Their Will

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2013

July 2013's selection of notable quotes

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Widening the Fertile Window

By Robert Martin | July 1, 2013

Women may be able to store viable sperm for longer than a week, thus contributing to apparent variability in pregnancy lengths.

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The Art of Science

By Chris Palmer | June 21, 2013

Princeton scientists and engineers create a stunning collection of scientific images better suited for a gallery than a lab meeting.

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Opinion: Going International

By Jane Payumo and Prema Arasu | June 10, 2013

US universities need to reach across their own borders to retain global scientific preeminence.

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Opinion: The Dilemma of Diversity

By Ed Smith | June 10, 2013

The NIH remains a Caucasian-dominated workforce. Why haven’t the agency’s efforts to diversify been successful?

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Supreme Court OKs DNA Collection on Arrest

By Dan Cossins | June 4, 2013

Top justices rule that police have the right to take DNA swabs from people who are arrested, even before they are convicted.

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BPTW: By The Numbers

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2013

Take a closer look at some of the statistics generated by The Scientist's Best Place to Work Industry 2013 survey.

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