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Image of the Day
Staff | Jan 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Jef Akst and Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2018 issue of
Swearing Off Pain
Staff | Dec 31, 2017
Author Emma Byrne runs down the benefits of cursing, among them an enhanced ability to withstand pain.
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.
The Biggest Science Scandals of 2017
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2017
This year’s controversial news included unethical behavior among politicians, a murder, and multiple accusations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment, in addition to the usual spate of research misconduct.
The Year in Science Policy
Kerry Grens | Dec 15, 2017
How a new administration in the U.S. affected scientists around the world throughout 2017
France Announces Winners of “Make Our Planet Great Again” Grants
Catherine Offord | Dec 11, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron awards millions of euros in research funding to climate scientists who will relocate from the U.S. and elsewhere to France.
University of Rochester Faces Lawsuit for Mishandling Sexual Harassment Case
Shawna Williams | Dec 11, 2017
The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.
Two Dozen House Republicans Do an About-Face on Tuition Tax
Diana Kwon | Dec 7, 2017
The proposed tax on graduate tuition waivers would significantly increase students’ taxable income.
Sense, Sensibility, and Neuroscience
Wendy Jones | Dec 1, 2017
Jane Austen can teach us a lot about how our brains handle uncertainty.