behavior, books, history
Science History: The First Transgenic <em>Arabidopsis</em>
Science History: The First Transgenic Arabidopsis
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2016
Tweaks to a transformation protocol in 1986 cemented the little plant's mighty role in plant genetics research.
The Narcissistic Scientist
The Narcissistic Scientist
Bruno Lemaitre | Oct 1, 2016
Are leading researchers driven more by the quest for knowledge or the pursuit of fame?
Thirty Years of Lab Safety
Thirty Years of Lab Safety
Michal Barski | Oct 1, 2016
From mouth pipetting to automated liquid handling, life-science labs have gotten much safer over the past three decades.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2016 issue of The Scientist
Book Excerpt from <em>An Essay on Science and Narcissism</em>
Book Excerpt from An Essay on Science and Narcissism
Bruno Lemaitre | Sep 30, 2016
In Chapter 3, "Determining Narcissism in Science with Real-Life Examples," author Bruno Lemaitre considers Niels Jerne.
Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People
Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People
Jef Akst | Sep 30, 2016
Genetic variants on chromosome 26 appears to play a role in a dog’s tendency to turn to people for help.
Circadian-Controlled Thirst
Circadian-Controlled Thirst
Ruth Williams | Sep 28, 2016
Scientists determine how the brain’s central clock regulates drinking prior to sleep in rodents.
ESP on Trial
ESP on Trial
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2016
In the 1930s, parapsychologist Joseph Banks Rhine aimed to use scientific methods to confirm the existence of extrasensory perception, but faced criticisms of dubious analyses and irreproducible results.
How Art Can Inform Brain Science, and Vice Versa
How Art Can Inform Brain Science, and Vice Versa
Eric Kandel | Sep 1, 2016
Reductionism may be the key to bridging the gap between the humanities and the sciences.
Sensory Biology Around the Animal Kingdom
Sensory Biology Around the Animal Kingdom
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2016
From detecting gravity and the Earth’s magnetic field to feeling heat and the movement of water around them, animals can do more than just see, smell, touch, taste, and hear.