innovation, culture, developmental biology
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2015
March 2015's selection of notable quotes
Is Anatomy Destiny?
Is Anatomy Destiny?
Alice Dreger | Mar 1, 2015
Alice Dreger, historian of science and author of this month's "Reading Frames," explores the blurry lines between male and female in her 2010 TED talk.
Indian Grad Students on Strike
Indian Grad Students on Strike
Jef Akst | Feb 25, 2015
With a promised pay hike delayed, thousands of Indian PhD students launch protests in New Delhi.
Book Excerpt from <em>Women After All</em>
Book Excerpt from Women After All
Melvin Konner | Feb 2, 2015
In the introduction to his latest book, author Melvin Konner explains why he considers maleness a departure from normal physiology.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2015
Touch, The Altruistic Brain, Is Shame Necessary?, and Future Arctic
It’s Over, Man
It’s Over, Man
Melvin Konner | Feb 1, 2015
The era of human male domination is ending. Will modern culture welcome the dawn of a new gender equality?
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2015
February 2015's selection of notable quotes
Sonic Experiment
Sonic Experiment
Jef Akst | Jan 29, 2015
An artist takes advantage of muscle-mimicking polymers to manipulate sounds.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Creativity Crisis</em>
Book Excerpt from The Creativity Crisis
Roberta B. Ness | Jan 7, 2015
In Chapter 1, “Yin and Yang,” author Roberta B. Ness explores the dynamic tension between innovation and risk aversion in science past and present.
Innovation Renovation
Innovation Renovation
Roberta B. Ness | Jan 1, 2015
Is the fear of funding and doing fundamental, risky research killing our ability to make breakthroughs?