Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ Peer Reviews: Survey
Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ Peer Reviews: Survey
Half of early-career researchers say they’d participated in the peer review process with their mentors without getting credit.
Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ Peer Reviews: Survey
Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ Peer Reviews: Survey

Half of early-career researchers say they’d participated in the peer review process with their mentors without getting credit.

Half of early-career researchers say they’d participated in the peer review process with their mentors without getting credit.

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The Sea and the Science She Inspires
The Sea and the Science She Inspires
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2019
For centuries, painters and poets have looked to the ocean for insight. Researchers, too, have found their muse in the Earth’s salty realm.
How Underwater Photography Propels Marine Biology
How Underwater Photography Propels Marine Biology
Richard Smith | Nov 1, 2019
Marine photographers are helping scientists to document the diversity of coral reefs before the imperiled ecosystems disappear.
UCL to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics, Including Pipette Tips
UCL to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics, Including Pipette Tips
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 25, 2019
Britain’s largest university aims to eliminate single-use plastics, in the lab and elsewhere around campus, by 2024. How exactly the institution plans to meet that goal is yet to be determined.
Book Excerpt from <em>Conscience</em>
Book Excerpt from Conscience
Patricia Churchland | Oct 1, 2019
In the book's introduction, author Patricia Churchland makes the case that human conscience can be explained by examining the biological dynamics of social living.
Opinion: Why Mammalian Brains are Geared Toward Kindness
Opinion: Why Mammalian Brains are Geared Toward Kindness
Patricia Churchland | Oct 1, 2019
Neuroscience is starting to unravel the evolutionary underpinnings of mammals’ selflessness.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Union Says National Lab in Canada Is a Toxic Workplace
Union Says National Lab in Canada Is a Toxic Workplace
Jef Akst | Sep 30, 2019
After a scientist at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg had a mental breakdown that may have contributed to her death in 2016, employees raise red flags about an unhealthy work environment.
Book Excerpt from <em>Pleased to Meet Me</em>
Book Excerpt from Pleased to Meet Me
Bill Sullivan | Sep 1, 2019
In Chapter 6, author Bill Sullivan explains how irrational fears can be passed down through transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.
Can Genetics Explain Human Behavior?
Can Genetics Explain Human Behavior?
Bill Sullivan | Sep 1, 2019
The author of a new book about emerging concepts in human genetics considers the question.