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Opinion: Communication Crisis in Research
Opinion: Communication Crisis in Research
David Rubenson | Jan 30, 2013
The problem threatens progress and stems from both a lack of attention to clear discourse and a scientific culture not focused on critical challenges.
Opinion: The Successes of Women in STEM
Opinion: The Successes of Women in STEM
Karen Purcell | Jan 23, 2013
Women have come a long way, but roadblocks remain
Genetic Deodorant
Genetic Deodorant
Jef Akst | Jan 18, 2013
People carrying a certain gene variant that dictates fresh underarms are less likely to wear antiperspirant.
It’s Elementary
It’s Elementary
Joss Fong | Jan 10, 2013
Maria Konnikova says the field of psychology has something to learn from great works of fiction.
Lab Safety in the Spotlight
Lab Safety in the Spotlight
Dan Cossins | Jan 4, 2013
An international survey suggests that labs may not be safe as researchers think.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb & Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2013
Life's Ratchet, The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix, The Fractalist and Hallucinations
Book Excerpt from The Dawn of the Deed
Book Excerpt from The Dawn of the Deed
John Long | Jan 1, 2013
In the final chapter of his book on the origins of vertebrate sex, author and paleontologist John Long pays homage to the humble placoderm, which got the erotic ball rolling.
Sex and the Primordial Ooze
Sex and the Primordial Ooze
John Long | Jan 1, 2013
The rise of copulation as a vertebrate reproductive strategy may have driven crucial evolutionary change and explosive species radiation.
Fast Worms
Fast Worms
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2013
A microfluidic device scans individual C. elegans for abnormal traits and sorts wild-type animals from mutants.
More Polio Vaccine Violence
More Polio Vaccine Violence
Jef Akst | Dec 20, 2012
Just three days after five people involved in the polio vaccine effort in Pakistan were shot by unidentified assailants, three more are killed.