Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation
Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation
A new book about remarkable feats of migration by animals explores the front lines of research into how they do it.
Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation
Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation

A new book about remarkable feats of migration by animals explores the front lines of research into how they do it.

A new book about remarkable feats of migration by animals explores the front lines of research into how they do it.

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California Seeks to Ban Chlorpyrifos-Containing Pesticides
California Seeks to Ban Chlorpyrifos-Containing Pesticides
Jef Akst | May 9, 2019
The state’s Environmental Protection Agency says that evidence of the chemical’s link to neurological problems in children is overwhelming.
Can Artificial Intelligence Make Scientific Discoveries?
Can Artificial Intelligence Make Scientific Discoveries?
Kartik Hosanagar | May 1, 2019
The author of a new book envisions a future when machines advance the research enterprise.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2019 issue of The Scientist.
A Review of <em>Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales</em>
A Review of Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2019
This posthumously published collection of essays by Oliver Sacks further cements the neurologist’s place in the pantheon of science writers.
Miracle Elixirs
Miracle Elixirs
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2019
A long way into the quest to vanquish cancer, our ears strain to hear the words, “Cancer is cured”—a yearning that can cloud our judgment.
Survey Highlights &ldquo;Shocking&rdquo; Gender Bias Among PI Pay in UK
Survey Highlights “Shocking” Gender Bias Among PI Pay in UK
David Adam | Mar 15, 2019
Young science professors, both men and women, say their institutions don’t support them with enough mentoring and resources yet ask them to teach sometimes up to 40 hours a week.
In Praise of Crazy Ideas
In Praise of Crazy Ideas
Safi Bahcall | Mar 1, 2019
The author of a new book explains the dangers of orthodoxy in science and beyond.
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.