politics, culture
Book Excerpt from <em>Natural Defense</em>
Book Excerpt from Natural Defense
Emily Monosson | Jul 16, 2017
In Chapter 3, “The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Our Friend: Infecting the Infection,” author Emily Monosson makes the case for bacteriophage therapy in the treatment of infectious disease.
Scientists Concerned About Future of International Collaboration
Scientists Concerned About Future of International Collaboration
Abby Olena | Jul 10, 2017
Policies that limit researchers’ travel could restrict scientific progress and partnerships.
Senators Bemoan Science Funding Cuts
Senators Bemoan Science Funding Cuts
Kerry Grens | Jun 23, 2017
At appropriations subcommittee hearings, President Trump’s budget proposal gets dissed by Republicans and Democrats.
Art’s Diagnosticians
Art’s Diagnosticians
Abby Olena | Jun 12, 2017
Physicians peer into the subjects of artistic masterpieces, and find new perspective on their own approach to diagnosing maladies.
How Moral Disgust Can Simultaneously Protect and Endanger Humanity
How Moral Disgust Can Simultaneously Protect and Endanger Humanity
Robert Sapolsky | Jun 1, 2017
The human brain’s insular cortex is adept at registering distaste for everything from rotten fruit to unfamiliar cultures.
Book Excerpt from <em>Behave</em>
Book Excerpt from Behave
Robert Sapolsky | May 31, 2017
In the book’s introduction, author and neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolsky explains his fascination with the biology of violence and other dark parts of human behavior.
Science Celebrities: Where Are the Women?
Science Celebrities: Where Are the Women?
Erin Biba | May 15, 2017
Men have traditionally stolen the spotlight as scientific popularizers on TV, but women are making names for themselves in other formats.
Will Marches Help Science? People Are Divided, Survey Finds
Will Marches Help Science? People Are Divided, Survey Finds
Ashley P. Taylor | May 12, 2017
National opinions about the effectiveness of last month’s science and climate marches are mixed and follow political lines, a Pew survey reports.
Macron’s Election Win Cheered by Scientists
Macron’s Election Win Cheered by Scientists
Ashley P. Taylor | May 8, 2017
The future French president’s goals are pro-science, yet he will need parliamentary support.
Why I Had My Sense of Flavor Genotyped
Why I Had My Sense of Flavor Genotyped
Bob Holmes | May 1, 2017
One person’s quest to get to the bottom of the unique way he experiences food