ENCODE, culture, ecology
Intelligent Life: The Search Continues
Intelligent Life: The Search Continues
Dorion Sagan | Aug 1, 2013
Humans continue to scan the cosmos for a familiar brand of intelligence while ignoring a deeper form that pulses here at home.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2013
August 2013's selection of notable quotes
Dolphins by Name
Dolphins by Name
Sabrina Richards | Jul 23, 2013
Bottlenose dolphins can recognize and respond to their own “signature whistles,” strengthening the evidence that these whistles function like names.
A Fly on the Wall
A Fly on the Wall
Dan Cossins | Jul 19, 2013
A geneticist-turned-filmmaker is making a movie set in Columbia University’s famous Fly Room, where the foundations for modern genetics were laid.
Research Behind Bars
Research Behind Bars
Dan Cossins | Jul 1, 2013
Ecologist Nalini Nadkarni advances forest conservation and science advocacy by enlisting the help of prisoners.
Sea Bugs
Sea Bugs
Joshua S. Weitz and Steven W. Wilhelm | Jul 1, 2013
Ocean viruses can impact marine ecosystems in several ways.
Book Excerpt from <em>How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction</em>
Book Excerpt from How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
In Chapter 3, “From Mating to Conception,” author Robert Martin explores the question of why humans and other primates frequently engage in sexual intercourse when females are not fertile.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Jul 1, 2013
Denial, Probably Approximately Correct, Permanent Present Tense, and Against Their Will
Widening the Fertile Window
Widening the Fertile Window
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
Women may be able to store viable sperm for longer than a week, thus contributing to apparent variability in pregnancy lengths.
Science on Lockdown
Science on Lockdown
Dan Cossins | Jul 1, 2013
A forest ecologist comes down from the canopy to bring science to the masses, forming a series of improbable collaborations with prisoners.