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Book Excerpt from Galileo’s Middle Finger

By Alice Dreger | March 10, 2015

In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.

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Modifying Memories During Sleep

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 9, 2015

Researchers create a link between a location and a reward in sleeping mice.

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As the Brain Ages

By Morten Scheibye-Knudsen | March 1, 2015

See human brains age in week-by-week time lapse images that divulge the existence of tiny strokes that damage white matter.

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Is Anatomy Destiny?

By Alice Dreger | March 1, 2015

Alice Dreger, historian of science and author of this month's "Reading Frames," explores the blurry lines between male and female in her 2010 TED talk.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2015

March 2015's selection of notable quotes

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Stirring the Pot

By Alice Dreger | March 1, 2015

How to navigate the slings and arrows of conducting “controversial” research

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Tricky Transfections

By Ruth Williams | March 1, 2015

A combination of microinjection and electroporation inserts genes into hard-to-reach cells.

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Indian Grad Students on Strike

By Jef Akst | February 25, 2015

With a promised pay hike delayed, thousands of Indian PhD students launch protests in New Delhi.

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Neuroscience of Marijuana Munchies

By Ruth Williams | February 18, 2015

Cannabinoids cause appetite-suppressing neurons to produce an appetite-stimulating hormone in mice.

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“Inner GPS” Support

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 5, 2015

Grid cells—the neurons that function as a spatial navigation system—require input from another set of neurons, a rat study shows.

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