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Brainspotting
Amber Dance | Dec 1, 2011
New, minimally invasive techniques for seeing deep inside living brains
Barcode High
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2011
The story of a group of high school students who, with the help of a Rockefeller University researcher, conducted and published studies on the biological provenance of sushi and teas from around New York City.
Flow Cytometry for the Masses
Richard P. Grant | Dec 1, 2011
Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.
Citizen Science Goes Marine
Jef Akst | Nov 30, 2011
A new public science project asks people at home to match whale songs in hopes of better understanding their language.
How Are We Doing?
The Scientist Staff | Nov 29, 2011
Let us know what you like about The Scientist, and how we can improve our coverage of the life sciences.
Psychopathic Pathology
Jef Akst | Nov 28, 2011
The brains of psychopaths have a different structure than healthy brains, perhaps explaining their antisocial and impulsive behaviors.
Seeing Sound
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 22, 2011
Researchers ask: Is there an advantage to getting emotional when touching certain textures, or seeing colors change when you listen to music?
Science Avoids Big Budget Cuts
Jef Akst | Nov 22, 2011
Congress has passed a spending bill that spares some of the country’s biggest science agencies from the worst of the deficit-reduction measures.
Chronic Fatigue Researcher Arrested
Jef Akst | Nov 21, 2011
Judy Mikovits, notorious in the scientific community since she claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome, has been arrested and is being held in jail.
The Call of the Finding
Jef Akst | Nov 18, 2011
Some are worried that psychologists have become addicted to sound-bite results.