indians, genetics & genomics, ecology, culture
Marauding Moths
Jessica P. Johnson | Oct 1, 2011
Dried plant specimens reveal the origin of an insect pest that has spread throughout Europe.
Tinkering With Life
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2011
A decade’s worth of engineering-infused biology
Alive and Kicking
Eugene Garfield | Oct 1, 2011
The publication I launched a quarter century ago has come further than anyone ever expected.
A Quarter Century of Fueling Science
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2011
History repeats itself, and so do trends in research funding.
Speaking of Science
N/A | Oct 1, 2011
A selection of quotes from past issues of The Scientist.
Synthetic Biology
J. Craig Venter, George M. Church, Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2011
Learn about the field’s first genetic circuits and read forecasts by George M. Church and J. Craig Venter of a future where man-made organisms pump out novel fuels, drugs, and therapies.
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.