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.

climate skeptics, ecology, culture
Drugs, Developed
Drugs, Developed
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2019
In an era of instant communication, we must be careful how word of new and untested treatments is shared.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2019
The large-scale experiments aim to test how the technology would fare in the wild, if deployed to knock down populations of the pests.
New Global Trade Route Could Shuttle Invasive Species
New Global Trade Route Could Shuttle Invasive Species
K.V. Venkatasubramanian | Feb 19, 2019
China’s ongoing Belt and Road Initiative passes through areas that are already at risk of swapping organisms.
Opinion: What You Believe about “Science Denial” May Be All Wrong
Opinion: What You Believe about “Science Denial” May Be All Wrong
Kari Fischer | Feb 11, 2019
A recent meeting about the disconnect between scientific and public beliefs points to ways researchers can improve how they communicate with skeptics.
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.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
&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.
Infographic: How Forests Survive the Storm
Infographic: How Forests Survive the Storm
Amber Dance | Feb 1, 2019
Trees are resilient, but researchers wonder if climate change will outpace their adaptations.