Nobel Prize, culture
Molecular Machinists Win Nobel
Molecular Machinists Win Nobel
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 5, 2016
Chemists Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa are honored for their design and synthesis of molecular machines.
When Nobel Laureates Earn Their Awards
When Nobel Laureates Earn Their Awards
Jef Akst | Oct 3, 2016
Winners in the Physiology or Medicine category are trending older, even though they’re completing their award-winning research when they are about the same age, according to an analysis.
Autophagy Pioneer Wins Nobel
Autophagy Pioneer Wins Nobel
Kerry Grens | Oct 3, 2016
Biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi is honored for his discoveries on the mechanisms of cellular recycling.
The Narcissistic Scientist
The Narcissistic Scientist
Bruno Lemaitre | Oct 1, 2016
Are leading researchers driven more by the quest for knowledge or the pursuit of fame?
Thirty Years of Lab Safety
Thirty Years of Lab Safety
Michal Barski | Oct 1, 2016
From mouth pipetting to automated liquid handling, life-science labs have gotten much safer over the past three decades.
Church on the Late Show
Church on the Late Show
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 2016
Harvard biologist George Church talks gene therapy, aging, and reviving the woolly mammoth with Stephen Colbert.
Book Excerpt from <em>An Essay on Science and Narcissism</em>
Book Excerpt from An Essay on Science and Narcissism
Bruno Lemaitre | Sep 30, 2016
In Chapter 3, "Determining Narcissism in Science with Real-Life Examples," author Bruno Lemaitre considers Niels Jerne.
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.  
Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists
Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists
Bob Grant | Sep 21, 2016
According to citation statistics, researchers behind programmed cell death pathways and CRISPR/Cas9 are among those in line for Nobel Prizes this year.
Continued Fallout from Macchiarini Misconduct
Continued Fallout from Macchiarini Misconduct
Bob Grant | Sep 7, 2016
The sacked researcher and surgeon was not properly vetted by the Swedish institutions that hired him in 2010, according to an independent review panel.