drug addiction, microbiology, culture
Birds of a Genome
Birds of a Genome
Jef Akst | May 21, 2014
Married couples have more similar DNA than random pairs of people, a study shows.
Characterizing the “Healthy” Vagina
Characterizing the “Healthy” Vagina
Jef Akst | May 19, 2014
The overly simplistic notion of a Lactobacillus-dominated vaginal microbiome is giving way to an appreciation of diverse and dynamic bacterial communities.
Back from the Blacklist?
Back from the Blacklist?
Jef Akst | May 8, 2014
Disgraced psychology researcher Marc Hauser, who was found guilty of data fabrication and falsification during his time at Harvard, publishes two new papers.
Contributors
Contributors
Jef Akst, Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2014 issue of The Scientist
The Skin We’re In
The Skin We’re In
Robert Norman | May 1, 2014
Beneath maladies of the skin lie psychosocial stigma and pain.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Sarah C.P. Williams | May 1, 2014
Tools for tracking quorum-sensing signals in bacterial colonies
The Telltale Tail
The Telltale Tail
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
A symbiotic relationship between squid and bacteria provides an alternative explanation for bacterial sheathed flagella.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2014
Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons
Neuroaesthetics
Neuroaesthetics
Anjan Chatterjee | May 1, 2014
Researchers unravel the biology of beauty and art.
Microbe’s Diversity Is Vast, Ancient
Microbe’s Diversity Is Vast, Ancient
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2014
A marine cyanobacterium possesses astounding genomic diversity, yet still organizes into distinct subpopulations that have likely persisted for ages.