stem cells, disease & medicine, culture
Anthropomorphism: A Peculiar Institution
Marlene Zuk | Jan 1, 2012
Should we rethink the parallel drawn between “slave-making” ants and human slavery, and other such oversimplifications of animal behavior?
Lost Colony DNA
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2012
Genotyping could answer a centuries-old mystery about a vanished group of British settlers.
Top People of 2011
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2011
The Scientist recounts the year’s top science prize winners and top-notch scientists that passed away.
Court Rules Against Mikovits
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2011
The infamous chronic fatigue syndrome researcher Judy Mikovits loses the first round of a civil suit filed against her by her former employer.
Video Gamers Help Solve Disease
Jef Akst | Dec 20, 2011
The collective intelligence of thousands of video game players is helping researchers understand the regulation of more than 500 different disease genes.
The Scientist's 2011 Geeky Gift Guide
Bob Grant | Dec 16, 2011
Find the perfect present for the devoted life scientist in your life.
Job Creation, NIH Style
Bob Grant | Dec 15, 2011
The 2009 stimulus funding channeled into the National Institutes of Health helped put scores of researchers and their support staffs to work.
Pharma Learns from Carmakers
Jef Akst | Dec 14, 2011
Some Big Pharma companies are turning to the world’s automobile makers for advice on innovation and profitability.
Hard-to-Get Stem Cells
Jef Akst | Dec 14, 2011
More than one quarter of US researchers studying human embryonic stem cells say they’ve had trouble acquiring cell lines of interest.
Darwin Didn't Plagiarize Wallace
Bob Grant | Dec 13, 2011
19th century shipping records defy the claim that Charles Darwin stole some of Alfred Russel Wallace's ideas to craft his theory of evolution.