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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.
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2014
Watch flightless dung beetles (
), sneaky copulators and crap connoisseurs, do their thing in South Africa.
£10 Million Prize to Focus on Antibiotic Resistance
Bob Grant | Jun 27, 2014
The British public votes to make creating a better test for bacterial infections the goal of the UK government’s Longitude Prize.
Spiders Try to Ensure Paternity
Bob Grant | Jun 11, 2014
Male dwarf spiders deploy sperm-blocking plugs to thwart the reproductive chances of their mate’s subsequent suitors.
Sharing the Wealth
Jef Akst | May 1, 2014
From research results to electronic health records, biomedical data are becoming increasingly accessible. How can scientists best capitalize on the information deluge?
Complaints About Government Contest
Kate Yandell | Jul 24, 2013
Contestants criticize the organization and scoring of a Pentagon competition challenging scientists to detect bioterrorism threats by analyzing DNA sequences.
Beth Marie Mole | Feb 4, 2013
Using evolutionary animal behavior theories, researchers find daytime stock traders’ strategies are maladapted.
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2012
Cooperation, not competition, is the way forward.