HIV vaccine, culture
Glass Shape Speeds Drinking
Jef Akst | Aug 31, 2012
The shape of the glass holding your favorite brew can affect how quickly you get drunk.
Stalking Sharks
Jef Akst | Aug 30, 2012
Researchers monitor the movement of the Pacific’s largest predators and share the information with the world in real time.
Curiouser and Curiouser
Kenneth C. Catania | Aug 23, 2012
A review of the new book Curious Behavior, which delves into the quirks of human conduct.
Do That Again
Nina Bai | Aug 15, 2012
A new initiative offers gold stars to researchers willing to have their studies replicated by other labs, but will it fix science’s growing irreproducibility problem?
Sanctioned Psychiatrist Off Restriction
Jef Akst | Aug 14, 2012
Charles Nemeroff, who was barred from receiving grants for 2 years in 2008, snags $401K from the NIH to study PTSD.
The Eternal Digital Dance
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 9, 2012
Choreographer Merce Cunningham achieved a kind of immortality by employing technology to capture a solo dance that he never taught to his pupils.
Opinion: Bias Is Unavoidable
Lisa Cosgrove | Aug 7, 2012
Simply disclosing conflicts of interest is not enough.
Opinion: The Postdoc Challenge
Magdia De Jesus | Aug 1, 2012
Financial hardships of young scientists in training are forcing many talented researchers to find new careers.
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Aug 1, 2012
Gifts of the Crow, What the Robin Knows, The Unfeathered Bird, and America’s Other Audubon
Best in Academia, 2012
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2012
Topping this year’s survey of academic researchers is the J. David Gladstone Institutes, a San Francisco-based nonprofit biomedical research organization with a focus on cardiovascular disease, virology and immunology, and neurodegenerative disorders