scientific ethics, culture
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2013
August 2013's selection of notable quotes
A Fly on the Wall
A Fly on the Wall
Dan Cossins | Jul 19, 2013
A geneticist-turned-filmmaker is making a movie set in Columbia University’s famous Fly Room, where the foundations for modern genetics were laid.
Week in Review, July 1–5
Week in Review, July 1–5
Jef Akst | Jul 5, 2013
Fraudulent journal editor?; fat cells detect temp, generate heat; the importance of social media in science communication; functional livers from iPSCs; antibiotics damage mitochondria
Book Excerpt from <em>How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction</em>
Book Excerpt from How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
In Chapter 3, “From Mating to Conception,” author Robert Martin explores the question of why humans and other primates frequently engage in sexual intercourse when females are not fertile.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Jul 1, 2013
Denial, Probably Approximately Correct, Permanent Present Tense, and Against Their Will
Widening the Fertile Window
Widening the Fertile Window
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
Women may be able to store viable sperm for longer than a week, thus contributing to apparent variability in pregnancy lengths.
Debating Bioethics Openly
Debating Bioethics Openly
Declan Fahy & Matthew C. Nisbet | Jul 1, 2013
Researchers and bioethicists need to take advantage of events such as the recent publication of the HeLa genome to engage the public on topics of privacy, biobank regulation, and more.
Opinion: Unethical Ethics Monitoring
Opinion: Unethical Ethics Monitoring
David C. Beebe | Jun 25, 2013
Anti-plagiarism service iThenticate breached ethical boundaries in its design and interpretation of a survey of the top ethical concerns among scientific journal editors.
The Art of Science
The Art of Science
Chris Palmer | Jun 21, 2013
Princeton scientists and engineers create a stunning collection of scientific images better suited for a gallery than a lab meeting.
Opinion: Going International
Opinion: Going International
Jane Payumo, Prema Arasu | Jun 10, 2013
US universities need to reach across their own borders to retain global scientific preeminence.