gas chromatography–mass spectrometry, cell & molecular biology, culture
Fantastical Fish, circa 1719
Fantastical Fish, circa 1719
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
A collection of colorful drawings compiled by publisher Louis Renard sheds light on eighteenth-century science.
Evolution’s Stowaways
Evolution’s Stowaways
Alan de Queiroz | Jan 1, 2014
Terrestrial mammals, carnivorous plants, and even burrowing reptiles have spread around the globe by braving the seven seas. These chance ocean crossings are rewriting the story of Earth’s biogeography.
Bacterial Persisters
Bacterial Persisters
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2014
A bacterial gene shuts down the cell's own protein synthesis, which sends the bacterium into dormancy and allows it to outlast antibiotics.
A Ribbeting Tale
A Ribbeting Tale
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2014
A famous frog-hopping contest yields data that challenge previous lab estimates of how far a bullfrog can jump.
The Bright Side of Prions
The Bright Side of Prions
Randal Halfmann | Jan 1, 2014
Associated with numerous neurological diseases, misfolded proteins may also play decisive roles in normal cellular functioning.
 
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena and Tracy Vence | Jan 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Top Scientists of 2013
Top Scientists of 2013
Tracy Vence | Dec 25, 2013
The Scientist commemorates prize-winning life scientists and remembers notable researchers who died this year.
Week in Review: December 16–20
Week in Review: December 16–20
Tracy Vence | Dec 20, 2013
Sex lives of early hominins; Amborella trichopoda genome; surface topography and stem cells; how HIV weakens immune cells; dogs, dust microbes, and mouse allergies; news from ASCB
Speaking of Cell Biology
Speaking of Cell Biology
Tracy Vence | Dec 17, 2013
A selection of notable quotes from the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting
Building Support for Basic Research
Building Support for Basic Research
Tracy Vence | Dec 16, 2013
The push toward translational research was a much-discussed topic at the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting.