Nobel Prize, culture, cell & molecular biology
Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed
Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed
Ajai Raj | Jan 16, 2014
A pair of one-act chamber operas takes the audience inside the world of imagined sound. 
A Ribbeting Tale
A Ribbeting Tale
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2014
A famous frog-hopping contest yields data that challenge previous lab estimates of how far a bullfrog can jump.
Bacterial Persisters
Bacterial Persisters
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2014
A bacterial gene shuts down the cell's own protein synthesis, which sends the bacterium into dormancy and allows it to outlast antibiotics.
Evolution’s Stowaways
Evolution’s Stowaways
Alan de Queiroz | Jan 1, 2014
Terrestrial mammals, carnivorous plants, and even burrowing reptiles have spread around the globe by braving the seven seas. These chance ocean crossings are rewriting the story of Earth’s biogeography.
Fantastical Fish, circa 1719
Fantastical Fish, circa 1719
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
A collection of colorful drawings compiled by publisher Louis Renard sheds light on eighteenth-century science.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2014
Are Dolphins Really Smart?, Newton's Football, Outsider Scientists, and We Are Our Brains
Book Excerpt from The Monkey’s Voyage
Book Excerpt from The Monkey’s Voyage
Alan de Queiroz | Jan 1, 2014
In Chapter 7, “The Green Web,” author Alan de Queiroz describes the evolutionary journey taken by a South American species of sundew plant.
Renard's Menagerie
Renard's Menagerie
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
Some of the fantastical marine life depicted in a rare, 18th-century book
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena and Tracy Vence | Jan 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2014 issue of The Scientist.
The Bright Side of Prions
The Bright Side of Prions
Randal Halfmann | Jan 1, 2014
Associated with numerous neurological diseases, misfolded proteins may also play decisive roles in normal cellular functioning.