amygdala, culture
Opinion: From Polymerase to Politics
Opinion: From Polymerase to Politics
Kumar Sukhdeo | Feb 11, 2013
Why so few scientists make the leap to policy-making positions, and why more should give it a try
Some Girls Better at Science
Some Girls Better at Science
Jef Akst | Feb 5, 2013
Globally, 15-year-old girls outscored boys in 43 of the 65 countries tested.
Scaring Those Who Have No Fear
Scaring Those Who Have No Fear
Kate Yandell | Feb 5, 2013
Scientists found a way to cause panic attacks in women with amygdala damage.
Book Excerpt from A#@holes
Book Excerpt from A#@holes
Aaron James | Feb 4, 2013
In Chapter 1, “A Theory,” author Aaron James constructs a working definition for the type of person that earns the ignominious moniker.
Genetics-Poverty Link Questioned
Genetics-Poverty Link Questioned
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 3, 2013
Harvard geneticists and anthropologists challenge the work of two economists who say there’s a link between genetic diversity and wealth.
NIH Bias Challenged
NIH Bias Challenged
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2013
A new study disputes findings of a 2011 analysis suggesting that black researchers are funded less than their equally qualified white peers.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Feb 1, 2013
The Science of Love, Bad Pharma, Genes, Cells and Brains, and Nature Wars
The A@#hole Scientist
The A@#hole Scientist
Aaron James | Feb 1, 2013
Can a vexing sense of entitlement actually aid in the pursuit of knowledge?
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2013
February 2013's selection of notable quotes
Contributors
Contributors
Beth Marie Mole | Feb 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2013 issue of The Scientist.