In Praise of Crazy Ideas
In Praise of Crazy Ideas
The author of a new book explains the dangers of orthodoxy in science and beyond.
In Praise of Crazy Ideas
In Praise of Crazy Ideas

The author of a new book explains the dangers of orthodoxy in science and beyond.

The author of a new book explains the dangers of orthodoxy in science and beyond.

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Book Excerpt from <em>The Environment</em>Book Excerpt from <em>The Environment</em>
Book Excerpt from The Environment
Paul Warde, Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin | Feb 1, 2019
The authors of a new history of humanity's relationship with the environment detail how climate change fits into the equation.
&ldquo;The Environment&rdquo; Is Only 70 Years Old
“The Environment” Is Only 70 Years Old
Paul Warde, Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin | Feb 1, 2019
A new book traces the surprisingly short history of the environment as a shared conceptual construct.
The Search for a Hangover Cure
The Search for a Hangover Cure
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2019
Meet the author of a new book that explores the past, present, and future of research into how to salve the alcohol-addled brain and body.
The &ldquo;Science&rdquo; of Hangovers
The “Science” of Hangovers
Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall | Jan 1, 2019
As advanced as humans are, we still don’t have a handle on how to tame our response to a night of drinking.
Book Excerpt from <em>Gene Machine</em>
Book Excerpt from Gene Machine
Venki Ramakrishnan | Dec 5, 2018
In Chapter 13, “The Final Assault,” author Venki Ramakrishnan relays the moment when he and collaborators finally solved the structure of a ribosomal subunit.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2018 issue of The Scientist.
Racing for the Ribosome
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
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&rsquo;s Autism
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.