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Book Excerpt from
An Essay on Science and Narcissism
Bruno Lemaitre | Sep 30, 2016
In Chapter 3, "Determining Narcissism in Science with Real-Life Examples," author Bruno Lemaitre considers Niels Jerne.
Church on the Late Show
Staff | Sep 30, 2016
Harvard biologist George Church talks gene therapy, aging, and reviving the woolly mammoth with Stephen Colbert.
Does Productivity Diminish Research Quality?
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 28, 2016
More papers correlate with top-cited research for more-established academics, but not newly minted professors, according to a study.
Two More Corrections for Criticized Researchers
Kerry Grens | Sep 22, 2016
A university investigation has so far found no wrongdoing by the principal investigator.
Duke Sued for Millions over Fraudulent Data
Jef Akst | Sep 6, 2016
A lawsuit claims that Duke University and biologist Erin Potts-Kant used bad data in projects funded by dozens of government grants.
How Art Can Inform Brain Science, and Vice Versa
Eric Kandel | Sep 1, 2016
Reductionism may be the key to bridging the gap between the humanities and the sciences.
Notable Science Quotes
Staff | Sep 1, 2016
Sensory discoveries, open-access publishing, and candidates on climate changes
This is Your Brain on Art
Staff | Aug 31, 2016
Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel talks about how our brains perceive and understand works of art.
Book Excerpt from
Reductionism in Art and Brain Science
Bob Grant | Aug 31, 2016
In Chapter 13, “Why Is Reductionism Successful in Art?” author Eric Kandel explores what about abstract art challenges the human brain.
Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated
Kerry Grens | Aug 31, 2016
A commercially available glioblastoma cell line appears to be from a different source than its stated origins.