species, evolution, culture
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.
The End of Science Sexism?
The End of Science Sexism?
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2014
A study suggests that, at least in US academia, men and women now receive roughly equivalent treatment in the workplace. The scientific community disagrees.
Walking with Whales
Walking with Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
The history of cetaceans can serve as a model for both evolutionary dynamics and interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Rules of Replication
The Rules of Replication
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2014
Should there be standard protocols for how researchers attempt to reproduce the work of others?
The Ever-Transcendent Cell
The Ever-Transcendent Cell
John S. Torday | Nov 1, 2014
Deriving physiologic first principles
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach | Nov 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2014
Leonardo's Brain, The Future of the Brain, Dodging Extinction, and Arrival of the Fittest
Book Excerpt from <em>The Walking Whales</em>
Book Excerpt from The Walking Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
In Chapter 1, “Fossils and War,” author J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen describes the difficulties of conducting field research in a conflict zone.
2014 Life Sciences Salary Survey
2014 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2014
This year’s data reveal notable variation in compensation for life scientists working in different fields, sectors, and regions of the world.
Rapid Evolution in Real Time
Rapid Evolution in Real Time
Sandhya Sekar | Oct 23, 2014
On islands off the coast of Florida, scientists uncover swift adaptive changes among Carolina anole populations, whose habitats were disturbed by the introduction of another lizard species.