stem cells, disease & medicine, culture
Ovarian Stem Cells in Humans?
Sabrina Richards | Feb 27, 2012
Adult human ovaries contain a population of stem cells capable of generating immature egg cells.
Climate Conflict of Interest?
Megan Scudellari | Feb 24, 2012
Greenpeace flags researchers' payments from a climate change skeptic organization.
Bioethics Backlash
Sabrina Richards | Feb 22, 2012
Bioethicists debate how to remain impartial as a bioethics journal editor joins company that peddles unproven stem cell therapies.
Opinion: Good, But Not Good Enough
Umberto Galderisi | Feb 22, 2012
Funding only outstanding researchers is increasing the gap between good and great labs and forcing some out of science in search of a bigger paycheck.
Building Flowers
Building Flowers
Jef Akst | Feb 16, 2012
An architecture graduate constructs intricate botanical illustrations using the computer graphics programs intended to design buildings.
Darwin Day Celebrations
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 13, 2012
As institutions around the world start celebrations of Darwin Day, New York reveals a digitized catalog of Darwin’s scientific manuscripts.
Opinion: No Objections to Nano?
Susanna Priest | Feb 3, 2012
While biotechnology has met with mixed public reactions, to date nanotechnology seems to invoke much less public concern.
Multitude of Misconducts
Megan Scudellari | Feb 2, 2012
A database manager stole NIH grant funds, falsified data, and lied about it.
Killing with Kindness
Killing with Kindness
Barbara Oakley, Guruprasad Madhavan, Ariel Knafo, and David Sloan Wilson | Feb 1, 2012
Studying the evolution of altruistic behaviors reveals how knee-jerk good intentions can backfire.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2012
Neurogastronomy, Why Calories Count, The Kitchen as Laboratory, Fear of Food