innovation, culture, developmental biology
Science Gone Social
Science Gone Social
Sara K. Yeo, Michael A. Xenos, Dietram A. Scheufele, Michael A. Cacciatore, Dominique Brossard | Oct 1, 2014
Scientists are beginning to embrace social media as a viable means of communicating with public audiences.
Sleep Tight
Sleep Tight
Emily Monosson | Oct 1, 2014
Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.
Book Excerpt from <em>Unnatural Selection</em>
Book Excerpt from Unnatural Selection
Emily Monosson | Oct 1, 2014
In chapter 5, “Resurgence: Bedbugs Bite Back,” author Emily Monosson chronicles the rise of the pesky pests in the face of humanity’s best chemical efforts.
Setting the Record Straight
Setting the Record Straight
Daniel Cossins | Oct 1, 2014
Scientists are taking to social media to challenge weak research, share replication attempts in real time, and counteract hype. Will this online discourse enrich the scientific process?
2014 Top 10 Innovations: Last Chance to Submit
2014 Top 10 Innovations: Last Chance to Submit
Bob Grant | Sep 15, 2014
The Scientist’s annual search for the best and brightest life science innovations is drawing to a close. Submit your new product or methodology today for a chance to win!
Losing Languages
Losing Languages
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 4, 2014
Biological criteria and evolutionary models help predict threats to spoken language, according to two studies.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Lagoon</em>
Book Excerpt from The Lagoon
Armand Marie Leroi | Sep 1, 2014
Author Armand Marie Leroi reminisces about the shells that sparked his love of science.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2014
September 2014's selection of notable quotes
Aristotelian Biology
Aristotelian Biology
Armand Marie Leroi | Sep 1, 2014
The ancient Greek philosopher was the first scientist.
Precisely Placed
Precisely Placed
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014
Vein patterns in the wings of developing fruit flies never vary by more than the width of a single cell.