horizontal gene transfer, developmental biology, ecology, culture
Speaking of Science
N/A | Oct 1, 2011
A selection of quotes from past issues of The Scientist.
Biodiversity
Thomas E. Lovejoy | Oct 1, 2011
Ecosystems are failing and extinction rates are soaring. Thomas E. Lovejoy and Edward O. Wilson weigh in on why cataloging existing species, discovering new ones, and maintaining a balanced and diverse global ecosystem are critical for ensuring a habitable environment for all.
Seven New National Medal Winners
Bob Grant | Sep 29, 2011
A handful of life science researchers will take home the United States' top science honor.
Campaign Fights Lab Sloppiness
Jef Akst | Sep 28, 2011
"Scientists Against Sample Abuse" aims to raise awareness about the importance of consistency when it comes to handling biological samples.
Fish Affected by Trace Oil Pollution
Sabrina Richards | Sep 28, 2011
Even highly diluted crude oil can impact fish in the marshes bordering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
More Thoughts on Humanized Animals
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2011
A German ethics council weighs in on the discussion about the use of human-animal chimeras in research.
NSF Supports Women in Science
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2011
The funding agency is taking strides to avoid losing parents from the scientific workforce.
Environmental Visionary Dies
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 26, 2011
Wangari Maathai, a human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, started a movement to plant more than 30 million trees and generate nearly 1 million jobs.
Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty
Bob Grant | Sep 26, 2011
Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.
NIH Budget Slims Down
Jef Akst | Sep 22, 2011
A 2012 spending bill, approved by a Senate panel yesterday, would trim the NIH budget by $190 million.