alcoholism, culture, microbiology, developmental biology
Summer Science, British Style
Jef Akst and Richard P. Grant | Jul 8, 2011
The Royal Society's annual science extravaganza packs some interesting stuff into 5 days of love and research.
Medical Journal Editors Quit
Jef Akst | Jul 7, 2011
Unhappy with management, two editors-in-chief of the Croatian Medical Journal bid the publication goodbye.
New Suspect in E. coli Deaths
Jessica P. Johnson | Jul 6, 2011
Fenugreek seeds are banned in Europe after authorities point the finger at them as a potential source of the deadly E. coli outbreak.
Digit ratio predicts penis length
Jef Akst | Jul 5, 2011
In addition to its relationship to a variety of diseases, the length ratio of the second and fourth fingers also correlates with stretched penile length in men.
Pain-Free Love
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
Love can buffer people from pain by invoking feelings of safety and reassurance.
Balancing Biases
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
How cognitive prejudices can influence research decisions, and how the pitfalls of human nature can be avoided.
Americans Support Stem Cell Research
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
A new study finds that more than two thirds of Americans approve of the use of stem cells in research aiming to cure serious diseases.
A Scar Nobly Got
Michael Willrich | Jul 1, 2011
The story of the US government’s efforts to stamp out smallpox in the early 20th century offers insights into the science and practice of mass vaccination.
Capsule Reviews
Richard P. Grant | Jul 1, 2011
Solar, The Dark X, The Sky's Dark Labyrinth, Spiral
C-ing with the Lights Out
Richard P. Grant | Jul 1, 2011
I the dark Arctic shallows one research finds heterotrophic marine bacteria doing a surprising amount of carbon fixing.