prison, microbiology, culture
Opinion: Making Room for Rising Stars
Opinion: Making Room for Rising Stars
Brad Fenwick | Sep 4, 2013
Dealing with the delicate matter of retirement for aging academics
Decoding Drug-Resistant TB
Decoding Drug-Resistant TB
Tracy Vence | Sep 1, 2013
Researchers characterize drug-resistant tuberculosis by analyzing the genomes of more than 500 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from around the world.
Book Excerpt from <em>Paul Lauterbur and the Invention of MRI</em>
Book Excerpt from Paul Lauterbur and the Invention of MRI
M. Joan Dawson | Sep 1, 2013
In Chapter 6, “The first fruitful weeks,” author M. Joan Dawson describes her late husband’s first steps in the invention of a revolutionary imaging technology.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2013
Rocket Girl, The Cancer Chronicles, Abominable Science!, and The Sports Gene
A New Way of Seeing
A New Way of Seeing
M. Joan Dawson | Sep 1, 2013
Inspiration and controversy attended the birth of magnetic resonance imaging, a diagnostic technology that changed the course of human medicine.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2013
September 2013's selection of notable quotes
Eat Less and Live Longer?
Eat Less and Live Longer?
Debamita Chatterjee | Aug 13, 2013
Mice on a low-calorie diet harbor a distinct population of gut microorganisms that helps prolong life.
Turkish Scientists Face Injustice
Turkish Scientists Face Injustice
Tracy Vence | Aug 5, 2013
Eight academics are among those being unfairly persecuted by Turkish officials, according to a new report from scientific academies’ human rights committees.
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.
Capsule Reviews: Summer Fiction
Capsule Reviews: Summer Fiction
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2013
Crescent, An Empty Land of Plenty, Prophet of Bones, and Equilateral