PCR, culture, immunology
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2013
August 2013's selection of notable quotes
Intelligent Life: The Search Continues
Intelligent Life: The Search Continues
Dorion Sagan | Aug 1, 2013
Humans continue to scan the cosmos for a familiar brand of intelligence while ignoring a deeper form that pulses here at home.
Capsule Reviews: Summer Fiction
Capsule Reviews: Summer Fiction
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2013
Crescent, An Empty Land of Plenty, Prophet of Bones, and Equilateral
Book Excerpt from <em>Cosmic Apprentice</em>
Book Excerpt from Cosmic Apprentice
Dorion Sagan | Aug 1, 2013
In Chapter 9, “Life Gave Earth the Blues,” author Dorion Sagan addresses the planet’s exuberant color palette, evoking the contribution of industrious microbes.
A Fly on the Wall
A Fly on the Wall
Dan Cossins | Jul 19, 2013
A geneticist-turned-filmmaker is making a movie set in Columbia University’s famous Fly Room, where the foundations for modern genetics were laid.
Week in Review, July 8–12
Week in Review, July 8–12
Jef Akst | Jul 12, 2013
Editor accused of fraud leaves post; the good and the bad of gut microbiota; bacterial gene shuffle; legal restrictions hamper illicit drug research; antibodies and autism
Widening the Fertile Window
Widening the Fertile Window
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
Women may be able to store viable sperm for longer than a week, thus contributing to apparent variability in pregnancy lengths.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Jul 1, 2013
Denial, Probably Approximately Correct, Permanent Present Tense, and Against Their Will
Side-Chain Theory, circa 1900
Side-Chain Theory, circa 1900
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 1, 2013
Paul Ehrlich came up with an explanation for cellular interactions based on receptors, earning a Nobel Prize and the title "Father of Modern Immunology"—only to have his theory forgotten.
Book Excerpt from <em>How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction</em>
Book Excerpt from How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
In Chapter 3, “From Mating to Conception,” author Robert Martin explores the question of why humans and other primates frequently engage in sexual intercourse when females are not fertile.