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Opinion: Using Data to Hire High-Impact Faculty
Selecting researchers who will drive research agendas forward requires a more quantitative approach to interviewing.
Opinion: Using Data to Hire High-Impact Faculty
Opinion: Using Data to Hire High-Impact Faculty

Selecting researchers who will drive research agendas forward requires a more quantitative approach to interviewing.

Selecting researchers who will drive research agendas forward requires a more quantitative approach to interviewing.

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Opinion: What the History of Blood Transfusion Reveals About Risk
Paul A. Offit | Sep 1, 2021
Every medical intervention—even one with a centuries-long history—brings dangers, some of which become clear only later.
Curiosity and Hunger Are Driven by the Same Brain Regions
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2020
Researchers tease out the effects of the two cravings by having participants gamble for the chance to satisfy them.
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In Praise of Crazy Ideas
Safi Bahcall | Mar 1, 2019
The author of a new book explains the dangers of orthodoxy in science and beyond.
Innovation en Masse
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2019
Biotech entrepreneur and Reading Frames author Safi Bahcall speaks about the emergent nature of invention.
Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2018
Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions. 
TS Picks: June 20, 2016
Bob Grant | Jun 20, 2016
Excellence schmexellence; thinking outside the biomedical box; homeopathy journal sunk by self-citation
Neural Basis of Risk Aversion
Catherine Offord | Mar 24, 2016
Researchers identify and manipulate a signal in the brains of rats that controls risky behavior.
Embracing the Unknown
Jamie Holmes | Nov 1, 2015
Researchers are showing that ambiguity can be essential to brain development.
Book Excerpt from The Creativity Crisis
Roberta B. Ness | Jan 7, 2015
In Chapter 1, “Yin and Yang,” author Roberta B. Ness explores the dynamic tension between innovation and risk aversion in science past and present.
Innovation Renovation
Roberta B. Ness | Jan 1, 2015
Is the fear of funding and doing fundamental, risky research killing our ability to make breakthroughs?
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2014
May 2014's selection of notable quotes
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2012 issue of The Scientist.
A Story Biological
John Coates | Sep 1, 2012
Using scientific information as narrative can be a powerful way to communicate.