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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.
Pixel Perfect
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2012
Presenting the best life science images and videos of 2012
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.
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.
Gender Bias when Hiring Scientists
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 21, 2012
Both male and female researchers are less likely to hire a female candidate than a male candidate with the same experience.
Dotting “i”s and Crossing “t”s
Bob Grant | Sep 17, 2012
As federal budgets tighten, the US government is getting serious about enforcing reporting and administrative rules that accompany academic grants.
Scientists "Spin" Results
Bob Grant | Sep 13, 2012
A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.