retraction, culture
More Polio Vaccine Violence
More Polio Vaccine Violence
Jef Akst | Dec 20, 2012
Just three days after five people involved in the polio vaccine effort in Pakistan were shot by unidentified assailants, three more are killed.
Top Science Scandals of 2012
Top Science Scandals of 2012
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 17, 2012
This year’s roundup of bad behavior in the life sciences and new initiatives to prevent misconduct
Elsevier Hacked, Papers Retracted
Elsevier Hacked, Papers Retracted
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 12, 2012
Fake peer reviews were submitted to Elsevier due to a glitch in the publisher's security system, resulting in the retraction of 11 papers.
NYU Still Recovering from Sandy
NYU Still Recovering from Sandy
Jef Akst | Dec 7, 2012
NYU’s Langone Medical Center continues to struggle from the lasting impact of the 15-foot storm surge that accompanied the recent hurricane.
The Scientist’s 2012 Geeky Gift Guide
The Scientist’s 2012 Geeky Gift Guide
Dan Cossins | Dec 6, 2012
Find the perfect present for the dedicated (or budding) scientists in your life
Hand Signs for Science
Hand Signs for Science
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 5, 2012
Organizations are calling for a common set of sign language for scientific terms.
Book Excerpt from Tibet Wild
Book Excerpt from Tibet Wild
George B. Schaller | Dec 1, 2012
In the introduction to his latest book, renowned naturalist George Schaller describes the evolving role of the field biologist through the lens of his experiences with Himalayan wildlife.
Playing the Field
Playing the Field
George B. Schaller | Dec 1, 2012
The role of field biologists is changing as conservation biology evolves and ecological challenges mount.
Art Through the Nose
Art Through the Nose
Alla Katsnelson | Nov 29, 2012
A new show at New York’s Museum of Art and Design celebrates olfaction and the science behind modern perfume making.
Opinion: Talking Genomics
Opinion: Talking Genomics
Trevor Quirk | Nov 13, 2012
The crucial importance of language in the debate over the regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests