fabrication, developmental biology, culture
When Nobel Laureates Earn Their Awards
When Nobel Laureates Earn Their Awards
Jef Akst | Oct 3, 2016
Winners in the Physiology or Medicine category are trending older, even though they’re completing their award-winning research when they are about the same age, according to an analysis.
Thirty Years of Lab Safety
Thirty Years of Lab Safety
Michal Barski | Oct 1, 2016
From mouth pipetting to automated liquid handling, life-science labs have gotten much safer over the past three decades.
The Narcissistic Scientist
The Narcissistic Scientist
Bruno Lemaitre | Oct 1, 2016
Are leading researchers driven more by the quest for knowledge or the pursuit of fame?
Book Excerpt from <em>An Essay on Science and Narcissism</em>
Book Excerpt from An Essay on Science and Narcissism
Bruno Lemaitre | Sep 30, 2016
In Chapter 3, "Determining Narcissism in Science with Real-Life Examples," author Bruno Lemaitre considers Niels Jerne.
Church on the Late Show
Church on the Late Show
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 2016
Harvard biologist George Church talks gene therapy, aging, and reviving the woolly mammoth with Stephen Colbert.
Does Productivity Diminish Research Quality?
Does Productivity Diminish Research Quality?
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 28, 2016
More papers correlate with top-cited research for more-established academics, but not newly minted professors, according to a study.  
Image of the Day: All Aboard
Image of the Day: All Aboard
The Scientist Staff | Sep 22, 2016
This trainworm reproduces by detaching sperm- or egg-filled segments, called stolons, when it reaches maturity.
Further Support for Early-Life Allergen Exposure
Further Support for Early-Life Allergen Exposure
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2016
Egg and peanut consumption during infancy is linked to lower risk of allergy to those foods later in life, according to a meta-analysis.
Study: Zika-Exposed Babies 50 Times More Likely to Be Born with Microcephaly
Study: Zika-Exposed Babies 50 Times More Likely to Be Born with Microcephaly
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2016
Scientists estimate the risk to fetuses exposed to the virus in utero.
How Art Can Inform Brain Science, and Vice Versa
How Art Can Inform Brain Science, and Vice Versa
Eric Kandel | Sep 1, 2016
Reductionism may be the key to bridging the gap between the humanities and the sciences.