scientific debate, culture
Going Beyond the Lab
Going Beyond the Lab
Dean Hamer | Jul 1, 2014
Scientists who study the biological roots of sexual orientation should continue working with educators, policy-makers, and the public to put their data to good use.
Review: “What Lies Beneath”
Review: “What Lies Beneath”
Ajai Raj | Jun 23, 2014
An exhibit at the newly opened SciArt Center in New York City showcases work that explores hidden worlds.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Drunken Monkey</em>
Book Excerpt from The Drunken Monkey
Robert Dudley | Jun 1, 2014
In Chapter 3, "On the Inebriation of Elephants," author Robert Dudley considers whether tales of tipsy pachyderms and bombed baboons have any basis in scientific truth.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2014
Proof, Caffeinated, A Sting in the Tale, and The Insect Cookbook
Simultaneous Release
Simultaneous Release
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014
Coordinating the submission of manuscripts can strike a healthy balance between competition and collaboration.
Drunks and Monkeys
Drunks and Monkeys
Robert Dudley | Jun 1, 2014
Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans.
 
Waste Not, Want Not
Waste Not, Want Not
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
Researchers and entrepreneurs divert food waste from landfills by turning it into a variety of ingenious products.
Speaking of Food Science
Speaking of Food Science
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2014
June 2014's selection of notable quotes
Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line
Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line
Kerry Grens | May 22, 2014
A government lab finds a novel virus present in cell lines used for therapeutic production that were thought to be virus-free.
Birds of a Genome
Birds of a Genome
Jef Akst | May 21, 2014
Married couples have more similar DNA than random pairs of people, a study shows.