conservation, culture
Best Places to Work Industry 2013
Best Places to Work Industry 2013
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2013
Our final survey of the life-science industry workplace highlights the companies—small and large, domestic and international—that are making their researchers feel valued and at home.
It Takes a Village
It Takes a Village
Beth Marie Mole | Jun 1, 2013
Scientists working in developing countries find that giving back to local communities enriches their own research.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Dan Cossins | May 23, 2013
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Opinion: Remediating Misconduct
Opinion: Remediating Misconduct
James DuBois | May 14, 2013
Should institutions invest in changing the behavior of scientists found guilty of violating research rules and ethics?
Opinion: Ethics Training in Science
Opinion: Ethics Training in Science
James Hicks | May 14, 2013
The NIH has required researchers to receive instruction about responsible conduct for more than 20 years, but misconduct is still on the rise.
Italy Animal Lab Trashed
Italy Animal Lab Trashed
Jef Akst | Apr 24, 2013
Animal-rights activists devastate a psychiatric research lab at the University of Milan.
Female Anthropologists Harassed
Female Anthropologists Harassed
Jef Akst | Apr 15, 2013
A new survey finds a high incidence of sexual harassment and rape among women doing anthropological field work.
Review: <em>Errors of the Human Body</em>
Review: Errors of the Human Body
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2013
This dramatic science fiction film follows a grieving father using his research to understand his infant son’s gruesome death—and explores the culture and ethics of science along the way.
Mysterious Sea Lion Stranding Continues
Mysterious Sea Lion Stranding Continues
Bob Grant | Apr 8, 2013
Scientists are stumped as to why hundreds of starved pups have been washing up on the California shore.
Opinion: Does Social Media “Like” Conservation?
Opinion: Does Social Media “Like” Conservation?
Lahiru S. Wijedasa, Gopalasamy R. Clements, Sheema Abdul Aziz, Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz | Apr 8, 2013
Environmental issues that resonate on an immediate, emotional level seem to play better on sites like Facebook than do longer-term, but no less serious problems.