education, culture
Start Making Sense
Start Making Sense
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.
Book Excerpt from <em>Wondrous Truths</em>
Book Excerpt from Wondrous Truths
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
In Chapter 2 author J.D. Trout highlights the dividing line between truth and scientific “fact.”
Genetics of Educational Attainment?
Genetics of Educational Attainment?
Jef Akst | May 12, 2016
In a study of nearly 300,000 people, researchers identify 74 gene variants that are linked with how long subjects stayed in school.
Another Andrew Wakefield Movie in the Works
Another Andrew Wakefield Movie in the Works
Bob Grant | May 4, 2016
This one will be largely based on the discredited anti-vaccine researcher’s 2010 book.
Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured
Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 4, 2016
Contrary to the popular thought that many species are “unculturable,” the majority of bacteria known to populate the human gut can be grown in the lab, scientists show.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2016
Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass, and Following the Wild Bees
The Global Science Era
The Global Science Era
Ephraim M. Govere | May 1, 2016
As international collaboration becomes increasingly common, researchers must work to limit their own biases and let cultural diversity enhance their work.
Making the Most of School
Making the Most of School
Viviane Callier | May 1, 2016
Agencies and institutions strive to better prepare graduate students and postdocs for futures in academia and beyond.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
May 2016's selection of notable quotes
Book Excerpt from <em>Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?</em>
Book Excerpt from Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
Frans de Waal | May 1, 2016
In the book's prologue, author Frans de Waal considers the intellectual impediments to studying animal intelligence.