biobank, culture, developmental biology
Q&A: Aging Geniuses
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 8, 2011
A new study shows that over the past century, the age at which scientists produce their most valuable work is increasing.
Monikers Coined for No-Name Elements
Jef Akst | Nov 8, 2011
Elements 110, 111, and 112 on the periodic table are officially named.
Pioneers Make More Babies
Jef Akst | Nov 7, 2011
Women of the French families that colonized Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries had more children and grandchildren than late comers to the region.
DNA Sequencer Sales Going Down
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 2, 2011
Expecting significant cuts to the federal research budget, scientists are scratching expensive DNA sequencers off their wish lists.
Proposals in for NYC Research Campus
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 1, 2011
With bids due last week, the city of New York City will now proceed to choose which university will get to build a high-tech research facility in the city.
Marriage Affects Crop Diversity?
Jef Akst | Oct 31, 2011
Nuptial arrangements between members of African farming communities could have influenced the genetic diversity of the staple crop cassava.
US-Funded Researcher Salaries to Drop?
Bob Grant | Oct 27, 2011
A draft 2012 spending bill would cut the maximum salary paid to biomedical scientists by grants from NIH, CDC, and other federal agencies.
Best Places Surveys Are Closed
Jef Akst | Oct 25, 2011
The Scientist's 2012 Best Places to Work surveys have closed.
Orangutans Have Culture
Bob Grant | Oct 25, 2011
A study shows that different populations of the Southeast Asian ape display and transmit specific behaviors through generations in a way similar to human cultures.
Science and Engineering Grads in Demand
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 25, 2011
Training in technical fields opens up opportunities in many non-science careers, explaining, in part, why many science grads don't stay in science.