Drosophila, neuroscience, culture, microbiology, developmental biology
Breaching the Wall
Rachel Nuwer | Dec 1, 2011
Editor’s choice in immunology
Citizen Science Goes Marine
Jef Akst | Nov 30, 2011
A new public science project asks people at home to match whale songs in hopes of better understanding their language.
How Are We Doing?
The Scientist Staff | Nov 29, 2011
Let us know what you like about The Scientist, and how we can improve our coverage of the life sciences.
Psychopathic Pathology
Jef Akst | Nov 28, 2011
The brains of psychopaths have a different structure than healthy brains, perhaps explaining their antisocial and impulsive behaviors.
Seeing Sound
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 22, 2011
Researchers ask: Is there an advantage to getting emotional when touching certain textures, or seeing colors change when you listen to music?
Science Avoids Big Budget Cuts
Jef Akst | Nov 22, 2011
Congress has passed a spending bill that spares some of the country’s biggest science agencies from the worst of the deficit-reduction measures.
Chronic Fatigue Researcher Arrested
Jef Akst | Nov 21, 2011
Judy Mikovits, notorious in the scientific community since she claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome, has been arrested and is being held in jail.
The Call of the Finding
Jef Akst | Nov 18, 2011
Some are worried that psychologists have become addicted to sound-bite results.
Snake Toxin Reveals Pain Clues
Tia Ghose | Nov 16, 2011
The venom from the Texas coral snake causes intense pain by targeting acid-sensing ion channels, providing researchers with potential new targets for pain therapies.
Chronic Fatigued Researcher Sued
Jef Akst | Nov 15, 2011
A research institute has filed a lawsuit against its former employee, Judy Mikovits, who claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome.