Book Excerpt from <em>How Zoologists Organize Things</em>
Book Excerpt from How Zoologists Organize Things
In Chapter 1, “An ABC of Early Classification,” author David Bainbridge explores the theological roots of zoology.
Book Excerpt from How Zoologists Organize Things
Book Excerpt from How Zoologists Organize Things

In Chapter 1, “An ABC of Early Classification,” author David Bainbridge explores the theological roots of zoology.

In Chapter 1, “An ABC of Early Classification,” author David Bainbridge explores the theological roots of zoology.

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The Peopling of South America
The Peopling of South America
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2020
While questions still outnumber answers, new findings from archaeology, genetics, and other disciplines are revealing surprising insights into the early cultures of the most recently populated continent.
Ancient Grains Hint at Prehistoric Beer Brewing
Ancient Grains Hint at Prehistoric Beer Brewing
Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2020
Microscopic analysis of charred, shapeless lumps from archaeological sites revealed ancient cereal grains that may have undergone malting to make beer.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Infographic: South America&rsquo;s Early Prehistory
Infographic: South America’s Early Prehistory
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2020
Genetics and archaeology yield clues as to when humans first arrived on the continent and how these early settlers lived.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2020
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Opinion: Zoology&rsquo;s Racism Problem
Opinion: Zoology’s Racism Problem
David Bainbridge | Sep 1, 2020
A new book explores the history of scientists’ efforts to classify living things.
Connecting the DOTS
Connecting the DOTS
Adam Kucharski | Aug 18, 2020
The four factors that drive contagion
Opinion: The Politics of Science and Racism
Opinion: The Politics of Science and Racism
Sadye Paez, Erich D. Jarvis | Aug 18, 2020
Race has been used to segment humanity and, by extension, establish and enforce a hierarchy in science. Individual and institutional commitments to racial justice in the sciences must involve political activity.
Book Excerpt from <em>The State of Science</em>
Book Excerpt from The State of Science
Marc Zimmer | Aug 14, 2020
In Chapter 13, “Trusting Experts—and the Trump Administration,” Marc Zimmer laments the communication breakdown between modern US policy makers and scientists