How One Wild Dolphin’s Trick Became a Fad
How One Wild Dolphin’s Trick Became a Fad
After release from rehab, bottlenose Billie started walking on water with her tail. Studying how the behavior spread could offer clues about how animals learn from each other.
How One Wild Dolphin’s Trick Became a Fad
How One Wild Dolphin’s Trick Became a Fad

After release from rehab, bottlenose Billie started walking on water with her tail. Studying how the behavior spread could offer clues about how animals learn from each other.

After release from rehab, bottlenose Billie started walking on water with her tail. Studying how the behavior spread could offer clues about how animals learn from each other.

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Racing for the Ribosome
Venki Ramakrishnan | Dec 1, 2018
Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan’s new book recounts the tale of researchers striving to understand an ancient molecular machine that is essential for all life.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2018 issue of The Scientist.
Vaccines Did Not Cause My Daughter’s Autism
Peter Hotez | Nov 1, 2018
In a new book, a vaccine researcher describes the scientific facts and personal anecdotes behind his family’s experience with autism and its comorbid disabilities.
Smarts and Hearts
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2018
IQ can’t capture the breadth, depth, or variety of human intelligence.
When Should Service Dogs Be Admitted into the Lab?
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018
Becoming a neuroscientist with a service dog by your side presents numerous challenges. Joey Ramp, who went back to college to study her own post-traumatic stress disorder, is learning this the hard way.
Book Excerpt from Adventures in Memory
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 16, 2018
In Chapter 6, “The Elephant’s Graveyard,” authors Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby discuss groundbreaking research into the psychology of forgetting.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 1, 2018
The Østby sisters, one a neuroscientist and the other a writer, explore the uncharted territory of memory in their new book.
The Challenges of Bringing Service Dogs into the Lab
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2018
Joey Ramp went back to college to study post-traumatic stress disorder. But the dogs that help her manage her own PTSD complicate her research career.
Wellcome Sanger Institute Leaders Accused of Bullying
Jef Akst | Sep 4, 2018
Several members of senior management at the prestigious UK research center face claims of sexism and mistreatment of staff.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Sandeep Jauhar’s New Book, Heart, is a Personal History
Sandeep Jauhar | Sep 1, 2018
In this adapted excerpt from the book, the author relays the past, present, and future of artificial hearts.
Girl Had a Denisovan Dad and Neanderthal Mom
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 22, 2018
Genetic analysis of a bone fragment reveals the girl’s mixed ancestry 90,000 years ago. 
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Aug 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Officially Intelligent
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2018
Humanity is on the precipice of major change. Some fear a world ruled by bots. I fear a world ruled by people.
Lessons from Biosphere 2
Mark Nelson | Aug 1, 2018
Both the scientific community and the general public still have a lot to learn from the largest mesocosm research project ever conducted.
Image of the Day: Blooming Algae
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 9, 2018
The British Phycological Society declares the winners of a photography contest for images of algae.
Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 20, 2018
Celeste Kidd and Steven Piantadosi had sued the university over its handling of sexual harassment allegations made against colleague Florian Jaeger.
Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 12, 2018
His decision came as an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him was ongoing.