neuroscience, genetics & genomics, evolution, culture
NIH Grants Funding Drops
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2011
The success rate of the government agency's grant applications has hit an all-time low.
We're Back
Bob Grant | Oct 17, 2011
The Scientist is back in business and will continue to bring you the latest news and greatest developments in the life sciences.
Behavior Brief
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Floods Threaten Thai Innovation Hub
Bob Grant | Oct 17, 2011
A campus housing several national research institutes and private companies braces for rising waters in the Southeast Asian country.
Cellular Origins of Giant Viruses?
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 16, 2011
The largest virus to be sequenced prompts researchers to consider whether giant viruses were once full-fledged living organisms.
Climate-Shaped Arabidopsis Genome
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2011
Two genome-wide studies, backed up by field experiments, identify SNPs that correlate with Arabidopsis fitness in various climates.
New Journal Ratings Questioned
Bob Grant | Oct 5, 2011
A new system of ranking scientific journals irks some metrics experts.
Makeup Enhances Likability
Sabrina Richards | Oct 5, 2011
The first study of how cosmetics influence others' perceptions a woman’s personality suggests that makeup can make a difference.
Next Generation: Microfluidics for the Dish
Kerry Grens | Oct 4, 2011
A new device for directing fluids is designed to deliver chemical cues directly to petri dishes without disturbing cells.
A Mouse Model of Autism?
Tia Ghose | Oct 3, 2011
Deletions or duplications of a certain genomic region implicated in autism can induce autism-like brain and behavior changes in mice.