politics, developmental biology, culture
Book Excerpt from <em>Jane on the Brain</em>
Book Excerpt from Jane on the Brain
Wendy Jones | Nov 30, 2017
In chapter 3, “The Sense of Sensibility,” author Wendy Jones uses scenes from one of Jane Austen’s most celebrated novels to illustrate the functioning of the body’s stress response system.
Infographic: How Embryos Take Control of Their Own Development
Infographic: How Embryos Take Control of Their Own Development
Jef Akst | Nov 30, 2017
The switch from maternal factors involves dynamic reprogramming of the zygotic genome.
Image of the Day: Skate Youngsters 
Image of the Day: Skate Youngsters 
The Scientist Staff | Nov 28, 2017
Scientists study the development of scales in skate embryos. 
Academics Criticize University of Rochester’s Handling of Sexual Harassment Case
Academics Criticize University of Rochester’s Handling of Sexual Harassment Case
Shawna Williams | Nov 15, 2017
An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won’t encourage students to pursue education or careers there.
Trump Nominates Alex Azar as Health and Human Services Secretary
Trump Nominates Alex Azar as Health and Human Services Secretary
Catherine Offord | Nov 13, 2017
The former chief of Eli Lilly USA is picked to replace Tom Price, who stepped down in September amid a controversy over the abuse of taxpayer-funded travel.
Republican Tax Plan Eliminates Popular Education Exemptions
Republican Tax Plan Eliminates Popular Education Exemptions
Shawna Williams | Nov 6, 2017
The proposal draws criticism from higher-education groups.
Image of the Day: Tadpole Prism
Image of the Day: Tadpole Prism
The Scientist Staff | Nov 3, 2017
Scientists are making use of Xenopus tadpoles to study autism risk genes. 
Sam Clovis Withdraws from Consideration for Top USDA Scientist
Sam Clovis Withdraws from Consideration for Top USDA Scientist
Jef Akst | Nov 2, 2017
President Donald Trump’s pick to serve as the US Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary for research, education, and economics blames the “political climate” for his decision. 
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2017
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Dealing with Unethical or Illegal Conduct in Higher Education
Dealing with Unethical or Illegal Conduct in Higher Education
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2017
Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?