prison, microbiology, culture
The Next Big One
The Next Big One
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2013
As new infections surface and spread, science meets the challenges with ingenuity and adaptation.
Best Places to Work Industry 2013
Best Places to Work Industry 2013
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2013
Our final survey of the life-science industry workplace highlights the companies—small and large, domestic and international—that are making their researchers feel valued and at home.
It Takes a Village
It Takes a Village
Beth Marie Mole | Jun 1, 2013
Scientists working in developing countries find that giving back to local communities enriches their own research.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Dan Cossins | May 23, 2013
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps
Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps
Bob Grant | May 23, 2013
Researchers discover a microbe living at -15°C, the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth, giving hope to the search for life elsewhere in the cosmos.
Viruses Prefer the Cold
Viruses Prefer the Cold
Edyta Zielinska | May 20, 2013
Chilly weather could impede the immune reactions that most effectively contain viruses like the common cold.  
Protective Phages
Protective Phages
Edyta Zielinska | May 20, 2013
Viruses that attack bacteria may be an important component of our gut microbiota.
Opinion: Remediating Misconduct
Opinion: Remediating Misconduct
James DuBois | May 14, 2013
Should institutions invest in changing the behavior of scientists found guilty of violating research rules and ethics?
Opinion: Ethics Training in Science
Opinion: Ethics Training in Science
James Hicks | May 14, 2013
The NIH has required researchers to receive instruction about responsible conduct for more than 20 years, but misconduct is still on the rise.
Week in Review: May 6 – 10
Week in Review: May 6 – 10
Jef Akst | May 10, 2013
Telomeres and disease; Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes may fight malaria; bat tongue mops nectar; newly sequenced genomes