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Natural-Born Doctors
Natural-Born Doctors
Sabrina Richards | Oct 23, 2012
Bees, sheep, and chimps are just a few of the animals known to self-medicate. Can they teach us about maintaining our own health?
Opinion: Think Like Turing
Opinion: Think Like Turing
Neil Greenspan | Oct 22, 2012
Biomedical researchers would benefit from emulating the logically rigorous reasoning of the late Alan Turing, British mathematician, computer scientist, and master cryptographer.
Biologist Ruffles Feathers on Facebook
Biologist Ruffles Feathers on Facebook
Bob Grant | Oct 19, 2012
The blogosphere voices widespread condemnation for a sexist comment made by a researcher attending this week’s annual Society for Neuroscience conference.
Opinion: Singing about Science
Opinion: Singing about Science
Joachim Allgaier | Oct 4, 2012
Music videos could be helpful tools for science communication and education, but anti- and pseudoscience activists are also using this medium to spread their views.
The Best of the 2012 Labbies
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2012
Check out image finalists and winners, as well as other memorable submissions to this year’s Labby Multimedia Awards.
Book Excerpt from Living Color
Nina G. Jablonski | Oct 1, 2012
In Chapter 3, "Out of the Tropics," author Nina G. Jablonski, explores the genes behind skin pigmentation and makes the distinction between color and race.
True Colors
Nina G. Jablonski | Oct 1, 2012
The biological and social ramifications of skin pigmentation are too often ignored by scientists, teachers, and the general public.
Pixel Perfect
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2012
Presenting the best life science images and videos of 2012
Solving Irreproducible Science
Connor Bamford | Sep 26, 2012
Will the recently launched Reproducibility Initiative succeed in cleaning up research and reducing retractions?
Opinion: Cell Phone Health Risk?
Allan H. Frey | Sep 25, 2012
Security concerns during the Cold War may have led to the generation of misinformation on the physiological effects of microwave radiation from mobile phones.