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Image of the Day
Staff | Oct 1, 2012
Presenting the best life science images and videos of 2012
Solving Irreproducible Science
Connor Bamford | Sep 26, 2012
Will the recently launched Reproducibility Initiative succeed in cleaning up research and reducing retractions?
Opinion: Cell Phone Health Risk?
Allan H. Frey | Sep 25, 2012
Security concerns during the Cold War may have led to the generation of misinformation on the physiological effects of microwave radiation from mobile phones.
Gender Bias when Hiring Scientists
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 21, 2012
Both male and female researchers are less likely to hire a female candidate than a male candidate with the same experience.
Dotting “i”s and Crossing “t”s
Bob Grant | Sep 17, 2012
As federal budgets tighten, the US government is getting serious about enforcing reporting and administrative rules that accompany academic grants.
Scientists "Spin" Results
Bob Grant | Sep 13, 2012
A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.
Rethinking Herbal Medicine
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 10, 2012
A phylogenetic study of traditional plant remedies could aid drug development.
Opinion: Learning from Each Other
Myra H. Strober | Sep 7, 2012
Professional dialogue between scientists and non-scientists is not easy, but when successful, it can create powerful insights and relationships.
The NSF Shake-Up
Elise Andrew | Sep 7, 2012
The federal agency is shuffling around its programs to streamline management and promote international scientific collaboration.
Book Excerpt from
The Hour Between Dog and Wolf
John Coates | Sep 5, 2012
In his latest book, author John Coates describes the tension and exultation of the trading floor from a biological perspective.