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Opinion: A Call for Open Funding Procedures
Serge P. J. M. Horbach, Lex M. Bouter, and Joeri K. Tijdink | Feb 1, 2023 | 5 min read
How funders can improve transparency to foster efficiency and diversity in research
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Ten Minute Sabbatical
Stella Zawistowski | Jan 2, 2023 | 2 min read
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Making Science More Engaging
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Making Science More Engaging
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
In this webinar, Fabrício Pamplona discusses the importance of graphics and visual presentation in communicating scientific messages.
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January 2023 Interactive Crossword Puzzle
Stella Zawistowski | Jan 2, 2023 | 1 min read
Try your hand at a sciency brainteaser.
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Remembering Those We Lost in 2022
Lisa Winter | Dec 26, 2022 | 5 min read
A look at some noteworthy scientists who died this year, leaving behind a legacy of research excellence.
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Monitoring Laboratory Equipment from Anywhere
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Eppendorf | 3 min read
A cloud-based platform offers an equipment and sample safety plan.  
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Opinion: Universities Must Incentivize Field-Based Research as an Equity Issue
Jessica C. Thompson | Dec 22, 2022 | 6 min read
Female and minority-identifying researchers face extra challenges in becoming field project leaders. Universities should be providing equivalent numbers of solutions.
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The Top Retractions of 2022
Ellie Kincaid, Retraction Watch | Dec 22, 2022 | 5 min read
From typo-laden code in psychedelics research to paper mills and plagiarism, we look back on some of the most notable retractions in scientific publishing this year.
No More Messy Notes: Modernizing the Lab Notebook
The Scientist Creative Services Team and SciNote | 2 min read
An electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) keeps data organized and secure, boosting productivity and reproducibility.
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University of California, Striking Workers Unions Reach Tentative Deal
Dan Robitzski | Dec 20, 2022 | 2 min read
The agreement, which is not yet ratified, would increase academic workers’ salaries, but some call for an ongoing strike as the raises are less than desired.
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Insights Abound Even at Journey’s End
Bob Grant | Dec 14, 2022 | 3 min read
Although my time at The Scientist has drawn to a close, I am consistently surprised by science.
Explore Diverse Topics with Digital Books
A Digital Library Designed for Scientists
The Scientist Creative Services Team and ACS Publications | 1 min read
Explore new areas and delve deeper into burning scientific questions with digital books.
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Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Dec 14, 2022 | 2 min read
Leaving Twitter, improving science communication, understanding the dangers of avian flu, and more
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Can “Gene Writing” Deliver What Gene Editing Can’t?
Dan Robitzski | Dec 12, 2022 | 10+ min read
A biotech startup called Tessera Therapeutics has made a splash with its claims about the trademarked technology. Is the excitement justified?
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December 2022 Interactive Crossword Puzzle
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Dec 1, 2022 | 1 min read
Try your hand at a sciency brainteaser.
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Inside the Project Trying to Save Datasets from Extinction
Ian Rose | Dec 1, 2022 | 5 min read
Researchers race to find ecological data kept on outdated media or in dusty backroom boxes—before they’re lost forever.
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Opinion: The Promise and Plight of Open Data
Ilias Berberi and Dominique Roche | Dec 1, 2022 | 4 min read
Open science serves to make the research process more transparent. But we are still waiting to realize the fruits of open-data policies at scientific journals.
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Chantell Evans Tracks Mitochondrial Cleanup in Neurons
Holly Barker | Dec 1, 2022 | 3 min read
The Duke University cell biologist uses live-cell microscopy to reveal how brain cells rid themselves of damaged mitochondria and what goes wrong in neurodegenerative disease.
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Ten Minute Sabbatical
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Dec 1, 2022 | 2 min read
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse
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Stanford President’s Past Research Under Investigation
Katherine Irving | Nov 30, 2022 | 3 min read
The university’s board of trustees will oversee a probe after allegations of errors and manipulated images in four papers Marc Tessier-Lavigne coauthored.