germ cells, microbiology, evolution, culture
The Age-Old Fight Against Antibiotics
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 31, 2011
Researchers find antibiotic resistance genes in 30,000-year-old bacteria, suggesting such resistance is not a modern phenomenon.
The Happiness of English
Jef Akst | Aug 31, 2011
There are more positive words than negative ones in the written English language.
Role of Nurture in Spatial Abilities
Tia Ghose | Aug 29, 2011
In matriarchal societies where women receive equal education, there is no difference in spatial abilities between men and women.
Top 7 in Evolutionary Biology
Jef Akst | Aug 29, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in evolutionary biology, from Faculty of 1000
Climate Stirs Civil Conflict
Jef Akst | Aug 26, 2011
Civil unrest is twice as likely during warm El Niño years.
Bug Fest 2011
Bug Fest 2011
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 25, 2011
Earlier this month (August 13-14) thousands of children and bug-loving adults descended on the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, where all manner of insect—dead, alive, and deep fried—were on display to be looked at, touched and, yes...eaten.
Beetle Mania
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 25, 2011
Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences was crawling with bugs, and The Scientist went down to join in the fun.
NIH Finalizes Conflict Rules
Bob Grant | Aug 25, 2011
America's key federal biomedical research agency officially releases its new policy on conflicts of interest.
Religion and Disease
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 25, 2011
Deadly epidemics can have a profound impact on people’s choice of religion.
86 Percent of Eukaryotes Undiscovered
Jef Akst | Aug 24, 2011
A new estimate of eukaryotic diversity suggests a total of 8.7 million species. So far, scientists have discovered only 1.2 million of them.