politics, culture
CDC Director Resigns Over Unresolved Conflicts of Interest
CDC Director Resigns Over Unresolved Conflicts of Interest
Shawna Williams | Jan 31, 2018
Brenda Fitzgerald had drawn criticism for tobacco-related investments, among others.
Book Excerpt from <em>Swearing is Good for You</em>
Book Excerpt from Swearing is Good for You
Emma Byrne | Jan 23, 2018
In chapter 1, “The Bad Language Brain: Neuroscience and Swearing,” author Emma Byrne sets the scene for her book by telling the story of the hapless and potty-mouthed Phineas Gage.
Image of the Day: An Actual “Shithole”
Image of the Day: An Actual “Shithole”
The Scientist Staff | Jan 13, 2018
Beetles cherish the dung they live and feed on.
US Interior Department Adopts Political Screening Process for Grants
US Interior Department Adopts Political Screening Process for Grants
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 11, 2018
The new policy affects academic and nonprofit grants and cooperative agreements exceeding $50,000. 
Contributors
Contributors
Jef Akst and Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2018 issue of The Scientist.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain
David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2018
For nearly 30 years, the UC San Francisco researcher has delved into unexplored corners of the nervous system.
Why Swearing and Pain Go Hand in Hand
Why Swearing and Pain Go Hand in Hand
Emma Byrne | Jan 1, 2018
Screaming obscenities when you stub your toe makes perfect biological sense.
Swearing Off Pain
Swearing Off Pain
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2017
Author Emma Byrne runs down the benefits of cursing, among them an enhanced ability to withstand pain.
2017 in Quotes
2017 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 28, 2017
Gender discrimination, Brexit, and climate change are among the issues that have received considerable attention from the scientific community this year.