settlers, culture
Through the Eyes of a Giant
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Contributors
Contributors
Beth Marie Mole | Feb 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2013 issue of The Scientist.