science history
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2015
Welcome to the Microbiome, The Paradox of Evolution, Newton's Apple, and Dawn of the Neuron.
The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s
The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
A rash of deformed lambs eventually led to the creation of a cancer-fighting agent.
A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865
A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.
Half Mile Down, 1934
Half Mile Down, 1934
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2015
In his bathysphere, William Beebe plumbed the ocean to record-setting depths.
Book Excerpt from <em>Faith vs. Fact</em>
Book Excerpt from Faith vs. Fact
Jerry A. Coyne | Jul 1, 2015
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.
Orb-iters
Orb-iters
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2015
See how William Beebe and Otis Barton descended to the ocean's depths in an early submersible designed to allow access to the mysterious lifeforms inhabiting the deep sea.
Water Fleas, 1755
Water Fleas, 1755
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2015
A German naturalist trains a keen eye and a microscope on a tiny crustacean to unlock its secrets.
Reimagining Humanity
Reimagining Humanity
Ian Tattersall | Jun 1, 2015
As the science of paleoanthropology developed, human evolutionary trees changed as much as the minds that constructed them.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2015
June 2015's selection of notable quotes
Opinion: Science & Religion: A Centuries-old War Rages On
Opinion: Science & Religion: A Centuries-old War Rages On
Jerry A. Coyne | May 19, 2015
While some in the scientific and religious communities have declared an end to the tensions between faith and fact, the conflict continues to have impacts on health, politics, and the environment.