cognition, culture
Intelligent Life: The Search Continues
Intelligent Life: The Search Continues
Dorion Sagan | Aug 1, 2013
Humans continue to scan the cosmos for a familiar brand of intelligence while ignoring a deeper form that pulses here at home.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2013
August 2013's selection of notable quotes
A Fly on the Wall
A Fly on the Wall
Dan Cossins | Jul 19, 2013
A geneticist-turned-filmmaker is making a movie set in Columbia University’s famous Fly Room, where the foundations for modern genetics were laid.
Book Excerpt from <em>How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction</em>
Book Excerpt from How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
In Chapter 3, “From Mating to Conception,” author Robert Martin explores the question of why humans and other primates frequently engage in sexual intercourse when females are not fertile.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Jul 1, 2013
Denial, Probably Approximately Correct, Permanent Present Tense, and Against Their Will
Widening the Fertile Window
Widening the Fertile Window
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
Women may be able to store viable sperm for longer than a week, thus contributing to apparent variability in pregnancy lengths.
Researchers Harness Brain Game Data
Researchers Harness Brain Game Data
Kate Yandell | Jun 25, 2013
The activities of cognitive training enthusiasts give insight into the effects of lifestyle choices and age on the brain’s performance.
The Art of Science
The Art of Science
Chris Palmer | Jun 21, 2013
Princeton scientists and engineers create a stunning collection of scientific images better suited for a gallery than a lab meeting.
Opinion: Going International
Opinion: Going International
Jane Payumo, Prema Arasu | Jun 10, 2013
US universities need to reach across their own borders to retain global scientific preeminence.
Opinion: The Dilemma of Diversity
Opinion: The Dilemma of Diversity
Ed Smith | Jun 10, 2013
The NIH remains a Caucasian-dominated workforce. Why haven’t the agency’s efforts to diversify been successful?