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Stanford President’s Past Research Under Investigation
The university’s board of trustees will oversee a probe after allegations of errors and manipulated images in four papers Marc Tessier-Lavigne coauthored. 
Stanford President’s Past Research Under Investigation
Stanford President’s Past Research Under Investigation

The university’s board of trustees will oversee a probe after allegations of errors and manipulated images in four papers Marc Tessier-Lavigne coauthored. 

The university’s board of trustees will oversee a probe after allegations of errors and manipulated images in four papers Marc Tessier-Lavigne coauthored. 

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Tweak to N Protein Makes Delta Variant More Infectious
Chloe Tenn | Nov 5, 2021 | 2 min read
Using a novel lab technique, researchers identified a mutation that allows the virus to insert more genetic material into host cells.
Scholars Debate Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in STEM
Amy Schleunes | Feb 17, 2020 | 2 min read
Two new commentaries on a contested 2018 study about gender disparities in STEM fields clash over whether sex differences or social inequalities are to blame for the lack of women scientists and engineers.
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Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2019 | 2 min read
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Open-Access Plan in Europe Bans Publishing in Paywalled Journals
Ashley Yeager | Sep 4, 2018 | 2 min read
Research funding agencies in Europe will require grantees’ papers to be free to read when they are available online.
On Science and Hip Hop: Q&A with the Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA
Aggie Mika | Oct 13, 2017 | 4 min read
The artist discusses music as a means to get kids excited about science, and the inspiration he took from astrophysics and polar bears.
Science vs. Religion?
Bob Grant | Oct 26, 2015 | 2 min read
Two thirds of religious Americans say there is no conflict between their own beliefs and science, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center.
The War Rages On
Jerry A. Coyne | Jul 1, 2015 | 3 min read
Conflict between science and religion continues, with effects on health, politics, and the environment.
Book Excerpt from Faith vs. Fact
Jerry A. Coyne | Jun 30, 2015 | 4 min read
In Chapter 1, “The Problem,” author Jerry Coyne sets the historical stage for his suggestion that science and religion are not compatible and never will be.
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