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Through the Eyes of a Giant
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 15, 2013
A new play explores the mind of the father of modern physics through his interactions—factual and imagined—with a curmudgeonly colleague.
Open-Review Journal Launched
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 13, 2013
A new journal that publishes peer review comments alongside its manuscripts goes live.
Opinion: From Polymerase to Politics
Kumar Sukhdeo | Feb 11, 2013
Why so few scientists make the leap to policy-making positions, and why more should give it a try
Some Girls Better at Science
Jef Akst | Feb 5, 2013
Globally, 15-year-old girls outscored boys in 43 of the 65 countries tested.
Book Excerpt from A#@holes
Aaron James | Feb 4, 2013
In Chapter 1, “A Theory,” author Aaron James constructs a working definition for the type of person that earns the ignominious moniker.
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.
NIH Bias Challenged
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2013
A new study disputes findings of a 2011 analysis suggesting that black researchers are funded less than their equally qualified white peers.
Why Insects Should Be in Your Diet
Aaron T. Dossey | Feb 1, 2013
Because of their high protein and fat content and their reproductive efficiency, insects hold great promise for thwarting an impending global food crisis.
Let's Make a Deal
Stephanie Eberle | Feb 1, 2013
Six myths about job and salary negotiations and how they may hinder your ability to bargain effectively.
Beth Marie Mole | Feb 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2013 issue of