albedo, ecology, culture
Opinion: Ethics Training in Science
Opinion: Ethics Training in Science
James Hicks | May 14, 2013
The NIH has required researchers to receive instruction about responsible conduct for more than 20 years, but misconduct is still on the rise.
Plants Communicate with Help of Fungi
Plants Communicate with Help of Fungi
Dan Cossins | May 14, 2013
Symbiotic fungi on the roots of bean plants can act as an underground signaling network, transmitting early warnings of impending aphid attacks.
 
Arctic Foxes Suffer from Seafood Diet
Arctic Foxes Suffer from Seafood Diet
Dan Cossins | May 9, 2013
The decline of a population of Arctic foxes isolated on a small Russian island may be due to mercury pollution from their diet of seabirds and seals.
Italy Animal Lab Trashed
Italy Animal Lab Trashed
Jef Akst | Apr 24, 2013
Animal-rights activists devastate a psychiatric research lab at the University of Milan.
Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?
Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 24, 2013
Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.
Female Anthropologists Harassed
Female Anthropologists Harassed
Jef Akst | Apr 15, 2013
A new survey finds a high incidence of sexual harassment and rape among women doing anthropological field work.
Review: <em>Errors of the Human Body</em>
Review: Errors of the Human Body
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2013
This dramatic science fiction film follows a grieving father using his research to understand his infant son’s gruesome death—and explores the culture and ethics of science along the way.
Mysterious Sea Lion Stranding Continues
Mysterious Sea Lion Stranding Continues
Bob Grant | Apr 8, 2013
Scientists are stumped as to why hundreds of starved pups have been washing up on the California shore.
Review: Gossamer Gallants
Review: Gossamer Gallants
Marlene Zuk | Apr 5, 2013
The insect-inspired dance by choreographer Paul Taylor strikes the perfect balance between six-legged realism and artistic fancy.
Atoms and Arias
Atoms and Arias
Kate Yandell | Mar 22, 2013
A Portuguese professor explores the poisons and potions of opera.