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Book Excerpt from <em>Galileo’s Middle Finger</em>
Book Excerpt from Galileo’s Middle Finger
Alice Dreger | Mar 10, 2015
In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.
Stirring the Pot
Stirring the Pot
Alice Dreger | Mar 1, 2015
How to navigate the slings and arrows of conducting “controversial” research
Is Anatomy Destiny?
Is Anatomy Destiny?
Alice Dreger | Mar 1, 2015
Alice Dreger, historian of science and author of this month's "Reading Frames," explores the blurry lines between male and female in her 2010 TED talk.
Book Excerpt from <em>Women After All</em>
Book Excerpt from Women After All
Melvin Konner | Feb 2, 2015
In the introduction to his latest book, author Melvin Konner explains why he considers maleness a departure from normal physiology.
It’s Over, Man
It’s Over, Man
Melvin Konner | Feb 1, 2015
The era of human male domination is ending. Will modern culture welcome the dawn of a new gender equality?
From the Feature Well
From the Feature Well
Jef Akst | Dec 30, 2014
A review of The Scientist’s 2014 special issues, highlighting trending areas of research across the life sciences
2014’s Best in Multimedia
2014’s Best in Multimedia
Bob Grant | Dec 28, 2014
The Scientist’s standout videos and slideshows of the year
A Tale of Two Genitals
A Tale of Two Genitals
Bob Grant | Nov 5, 2014
The genitalia of mammals and reptiles develop from two different tissues, but the structures share common genetic programs and molecular induction signals.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2014
November 2014's selection of notable quotes
Ancient Sex
Ancient Sex
Sandhya Sekar | Oct 19, 2014
Fossils of an extinct, armored fish challenge current understanding of when copulation and internal fertilization evolved in jawed vertebrates.