Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation
Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation
A new book about remarkable feats of migration by animals explores the front lines of research into how they do it.
Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation
Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation

A new book about remarkable feats of migration by animals explores the front lines of research into how they do it.

A new book about remarkable feats of migration by animals explores the front lines of research into how they do it.

nanoscale imaging, developmental biology, culture
Image of the Day: Phantom Limbs
Image of the Day: Phantom Limbs
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 17, 2019
Researchers study how oxygen around an embryo helps shape the way feet and digits form in amphibians and chickens.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Belief in the Unseen
Belief in the Unseen
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2019
Science doesn’t require faith, but fostering trust in its practitioners can help the public move past unfounded doubts.
Fertility Clinics Sought Advice from Scientist Who CRISPRed Babies
Fertility Clinics Sought Advice from Scientist Who CRISPRed Babies
Chia-Yi Hou | May 29, 2019
Emails reveal that a facility in Dubai and others have asked geneticist He Jiankui for help in gene-editing embryos.
Killifish Survive Polluted Waters Thanks to Genes from Another Fish
Killifish Survive Polluted Waters Thanks to Genes from Another Fish
Emma Yasinski | May 6, 2019
Gulf killifish have made a stunning comeback in Houston with the help of genetic mutations imported from interspecies mating with Atlantic killifish.
Cerebral Inception
Cerebral Inception
Bob Grant | May 1, 2019
Our brains have evolved to the point where we can build artificial brains that might help us understand our brains. Let that sink in.
Can Artificial Intelligence Make Scientific Discoveries?
Can Artificial Intelligence Make Scientific Discoveries?
Kartik Hosanagar | May 1, 2019
The author of a new book envisions a future when machines advance the research enterprise.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 10, 2019
Rhesus monkeys engineered to express a human gene reportedly show delayed brain development and better short-term memory. Fellow scientists are raising ethical red flags.