fabrication, developmental biology, culture
San People Write Ethical Code for Research
San People Write Ethical Code for Research
Jef Akst | Mar 21, 2017
With lifestyles similar to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the San people of Southern Africa are popular study subjects.
Singing Through Tone Deafness
Singing Through Tone Deafness
The Scientist Staff | Mar 16, 2017
Author Tim Falconer didn't take his congenital amusia lying down. With the help of neuroscientists and vocal coaches, he tried to teach himself to sing against all odds.
Meet the First Artificial Embryo Made From Stem Cells
Meet the First Artificial Embryo Made From Stem Cells
Bob Grant | Mar 2, 2017
Researchers report growing a mouse embryo using two types of early stem cells.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2017
Music, the future of American science, and more
Musical Tastes: Nature or Nurture?
Musical Tastes: Nature or Nurture?
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2017
Studies of remote Amazonian villages reveal how culture influences our musical preferences.
Rhythm Arises from Random Beats in a “Telephone” Game
Rhythm Arises from Random Beats in a “Telephone” Game
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2017
An experiment in which people pass each other initially nonrhythmic drumming sequences reveals the human affinity for musical patterns.
How Bad Singing Landed Me in an MRI Machine
How Bad Singing Landed Me in an MRI Machine
Tim Falconer | Mar 1, 2017
One author's journey through the science of his congenital amusia
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2017
A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.
Cannibalism: Not That Weird
Cannibalism: Not That Weird
Bill Schutt | Feb 1, 2017
Eating members of your own species might turn the stomach of the average human, but some animal species make a habit of dining on their own.
From the Ground Up
From the Ground Up
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2017
Instrumental in launching Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system, Elliot Meyerowitz has since driven the use of computational modeling to study developmental biology.