antifreeze proteins, culture
Lab Safety in the Spotlight
Lab Safety in the Spotlight
Dan Cossins | Jan 4, 2013
An international survey suggests that labs may not be safe as researchers think.
Sex and the Primordial Ooze
Sex and the Primordial Ooze
John Long | Jan 1, 2013
The rise of copulation as a vertebrate reproductive strategy may have driven crucial evolutionary change and explosive species radiation.
Book Excerpt from The Dawn of the Deed
Book Excerpt from The Dawn of the Deed
John Long | Jan 1, 2013
In the final chapter of his book on the origins of vertebrate sex, author and paleontologist John Long pays homage to the humble placoderm, which got the erotic ball rolling.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb & Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2013
Life's Ratchet, The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix, The Fractalist and Hallucinations
More Polio Vaccine Violence
More Polio Vaccine Violence
Jef Akst | Dec 20, 2012
Just three days after five people involved in the polio vaccine effort in Pakistan were shot by unidentified assailants, three more are killed.
Elsevier Hacked, Papers Retracted
Elsevier Hacked, Papers Retracted
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 12, 2012
Fake peer reviews were submitted to Elsevier due to a glitch in the publisher's security system, resulting in the retraction of 11 papers.
NYU Still Recovering from Sandy
NYU Still Recovering from Sandy
Jef Akst | Dec 7, 2012
NYU’s Langone Medical Center continues to struggle from the lasting impact of the 15-foot storm surge that accompanied the recent hurricane.
The Scientist’s 2012 Geeky Gift Guide
The Scientist’s 2012 Geeky Gift Guide
Dan Cossins | Dec 6, 2012
Find the perfect present for the dedicated (or budding) scientists in your life
Hand Signs for Science
Hand Signs for Science
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 5, 2012
Organizations are calling for a common set of sign language for scientific terms.
Playing the Field
Playing the Field
George B. Schaller | Dec 1, 2012
The role of field biologists is changing as conservation biology evolves and ecological challenges mount.