molecular beacons, culture
Does Productivity Diminish Research Quality?
Does Productivity Diminish Research Quality?
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 28, 2016
More papers correlate with top-cited research for more-established academics, but not newly minted professors, according to a study.  
How Art Can Inform Brain Science, and Vice Versa
How Art Can Inform Brain Science, and Vice Versa
Eric Kandel | Sep 1, 2016
Reductionism may be the key to bridging the gap between the humanities and the sciences.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2016
Sensory discoveries, open-access publishing, and candidates on climate changes
This is Your Brain on Art
This is Your Brain on Art
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2016
Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel talks about how our brains perceive and understand works of art.
Book Excerpt from <em>Reductionism in Art and Brain Science</em>
Book Excerpt from Reductionism in Art and Brain Science
Bob Grant | Aug 31, 2016
In Chapter 13, “Why Is Reductionism Successful in Art?” author Eric Kandel explores what about abstract art challenges the human brain.
Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated
Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated
Kerry Grens | Aug 31, 2016
A commercially available glioblastoma cell line appears to be from a different source than its stated origins.
First Micrographs of Myxobacteria Forming Fruiting Bodies
First Micrographs of Myxobacteria Forming Fruiting Bodies
Tracy Vence | Aug 1, 2016
By ditching traditional agar-based media, two biochemists captured iconic images of Myxococcus in 1982.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2016
Brexit's effect on science, melding disciplines, and more
Book Excerpt from <em>Seven Skeletons</em>
Book Excerpt from Seven Skeletons
Lydia Pyne | Jul 31, 2016
In Chapter 1, “The Old Man of La Chapelle: The Patriarch of Paleo,” author Lydia Pyne explains the public's evolving conception of the first complete Neanderthal skeleton found and described by scientists.
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2016
The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin