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Science Education Shift

By Megan Scudellari | August 3, 2011

A new educational framework swaps breadth of scientific disciplines for depth and emphasizes the process of science.

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In Chapter 6, "Research and Teaching at the All-Administrative University," author Benjamin Ginsberg describes the perils of pursuing scholarship and teaching in the industrial environment of today's American institutions of higher learning.

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Faculty Fallout

By Benjamin Ginsberg | August 1, 2011

Administrators have taken over US universities, and they’re steering institutions of higher learning away from the goal of serving as beacons of knowledge.

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Memory Aid

By Richard P. Grant | August 1, 2011

Editor's Choice in Neuroscience

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An Unlichenly Pair

By Hannah Waters | August 1, 2011

A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2011

First Life, Radioactivity, Brain Bugs, Life of Earth

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Powering Clinical Trials

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2011

To ensure high-quality clinical trials of a malaria vaccine, organizers in rural Africa must first upgrade electrical and research infrastructures.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2011

August 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Gene Patents Upheld

By Jef Akst | July 29, 2011

A US federal appeals court says human genes are patentable.

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Do Heat Waves Spur Violence?

By Jef Akst | July 25, 2011

Are the triple digit temperatures provoking people to do their worst?

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