scientific debate
How to Separate the Science From the (Jerk) Scientist
How to Separate the Science From the (Jerk) Scientist
Anna Azvolinsky | May 18, 2018
A recent toast to James Watson highlights a tolerance for bigotry many want excised from the scientific community.
Irisin Redeemed
Irisin Redeemed
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 13, 2015
Researchers who first identified irisin quantitate levels of the hormone in human blood and show it is released during exercise.  
Lab Size Study Stirs Debate
Lab Size Study Stirs Debate
Bob Grant | Feb 9, 2015
Do bigger labs churn out more high-impact papers? Not necessarily, according to a new analysis.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2014
March 2014's selection of notable quotes
Scientists Celebrate UK Libel Reform
Scientists Celebrate UK Libel Reform
Dan Cossins | Apr 29, 2013
New libel laws for England and Wales should help protect scientific debate, but campaigners worry that legal costs remain a threat.
Genetics-Poverty Link Questioned
Genetics-Poverty Link Questioned
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 3, 2013
Harvard geneticists and anthropologists challenge the work of two economists who say there’s a link between genetic diversity and wealth.
Anticlimactic Debate
Anticlimactic Debate
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 4, 2012
Science, environmental, and health experts were left wanting by the first presidential debate.
GM Crop Field Intruder Arrested
Jef Akst | May 22, 2012
A protestor is arrested for trying to break into a field of genetically modified wheat at a UK agricultural research station.
Debate over RNA Transcription
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 19, 2012
Researchers question earlier findings of a new mechanism for gene regulation.
Bird Flu Debate Continues
Hannah Waters | Mar 8, 2012
A series of articles published in open access journal mBio underscores the variety in opinion on whether a transmissible H5N1 strain should be studied.