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Optogenetics: A Light Switch for Neurons
Edward S. Boyden | Jul 1, 2011
This animation illustrates optogenetics—a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light. 
Best in Academia, 2011
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2011
Meet some of the finalists of this year's Best Places to Work in Academia survey. 
Book excerpt from Pox: An American History
Michael Willrich | Jul 1, 2011
In Chapter 5, "The Stable and the Laboratory," author Michael Willrich explores the burgeoning vaccine manufacture industry that ramped up to combat smallpox epidemics in turn-of-the-twentieth-century American cities.
Speaking of Science
N/A | Jul 1, 2011
July 2011's selection of notable quotes
Foresight
Karen Hopkin | Jul 1, 2011
Studying the earliest events in visual development, Carla Shatz has learned the importance of looking at one’s data with open eyes—and an open mind.
Trading Pelts for Pestilence
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 
Scientist to Watch
Alison McCook | Jul 1, 2011
“This is my trophy,” says biologist Michael Edidin, walking across his office at Johns Hopkins University to pick up two oversized clock hands, once part of the stately clock tower that still stands on the Baltimore campus. 
Last Day for Salary Survey
Jef Akst | Jun 26, 2011
Today is your last chance to participate in our 2011 survey of life science salaries.
Speaking of Science
SAMUEL BUTLER | Jun 24, 2011
June 2011's selection of notable quotes
Darwin Goes Digital
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 24, 2011
Much of Charles Darwin’s personal library–both his books and what he wrote within them--is now available online.