chemistry, culture
Science Speak
Science Speak
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 1, 2014
Contests that challenge young scientists to explain their research without jargon are turning science communication into a competitive sport.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2014
August 2014's selection of notable quotes
Contributors
Contributors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Scientific Elevator Pitches
Scientific Elevator Pitches
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 1, 2014
A number of competitions around the world are challenging young scientists to describe their research in mere minutes.
Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs
Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs
David Casarett | Aug 1, 2014
In praise of weird science at the edge of life
Books on the <em>Beagle</em>
Books on the Beagle
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 17, 2014
An online reconstruction makes the library from Darwin’s famed ship more accessible. 
The Genetics of Friendship
The Genetics of Friendship
Jef Akst | Jul 16, 2014
People tend to choose friends who share their genes, a study suggests.
Award-winning Chemist Dies
Award-winning Chemist Dies
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 14, 2014
Carlos Barbas III, a renowned organic chemist whose research helped in drug development, passed away at age 49. 
Book Excerpt from <em>Nature’s Nether Regions</em>
Book Excerpt from Nature’s Nether Regions
Menno Schilthuizen | Jul 1, 2014
In Chapter 6, “Bateman Returns,” author Menno Schilthuizen surveys the battlefield of the evolutionary arms race that has led to, among other things, such excesses as “traumatic sex.”
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2014
Sex on Earth, Wild Connection, The Classification of Sex, and XL Love