chronic pain, culture
Lab Bench Beauty
Megan Scudellari | May 25, 2012
Ten scientist-produced images take top honors in the first annual Bio-Art competition.
Pain-Killing Transplants
Ed Yong | May 23, 2012
Neurons injected into mice help treat chronic pain at its roots, rather than simply alleviating its symptoms.
Misconduct on the Rise
Bob Grant | May 21, 2012
Retractions of scientific studies due to plagiarism, falsification, and other instances of researchers behaving badly have skyrocketed in the past decade.
How Much Do You Make?
The Scientist Staff | May 16, 2012
Fill out our annual Salary Survey to help us calculate the most current salary data for life scientists.
Breastfeeding Toddlers Okay
Megan Scudellari | May 16, 2012
A provocative Time cover featuring a breastfeeding 3-year-old sparks anger from doctors.
Vulva Cave Art
Jef Akst | May 15, 2012
Engravings of female genitalia in a cave in southern France may be the oldest cave art yet discovered.
Music Lessons Benefit Babies
Jef Akst | May 11, 2012
One year olds smile more and communicate better if they participate in interactive music classes with their parents.
Bones Won’t Be Buried Yet
Jef Akst | May 10, 2012
Two 9,000-year-old skeletons will be held by University of California, San Diego, officials—rather than turned over to American Indians for reburial—until a lawsuit is settled.
Opinion: Academia Suppresses Creativity
Fred Southwick | May 9, 2012
By discouraging change, universities are stunting scientific innovation, leadership, and growth.
Book Excerpt from Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines His Former Life on Drugs
Marc Lewis | May 1, 2012
In Chapter 12, "The Opium Fields," author Marc Lewis recounts one night spent in the brain chemistry-bending grip of opium addiction.