survey, culture, evolution
Beyond Cat Killing
Beyond Cat Killing
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2014
Capsule reviewed author Ian Leslie sets up his latest book, Curious, about the human propensity to wonder and learn.
Book Excerpt from <em>Shocked</em>
Book Excerpt from Shocked
David Casarett | Aug 1, 2014
In Chapter 4, “Science fiction, space travel, and the strange science of suspended animation,” author David Casarett describes his brush with adenosine monophosphate and reanimated mice.
Scientific Elevator Pitches
Scientific Elevator Pitches
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 1, 2014
A number of competitions around the world are challenging young scientists to describe their research in mere minutes.
Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs
Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs
David Casarett | Aug 1, 2014
In praise of weird science at the edge of life
Pipette Usage and Trends
Pipette Usage and Trends
The Scientist Marketing Team | Jul 31, 2014
A survey of The Scientist's readers to identify product trends and developments in pipette usage
Prepped for the Long Sleep
Prepped for the Long Sleep
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 30, 2014
Hibernation-related proteins are common even in non-hibernating animals, a study shows.
Fossil Freshens Views on Dinosaur Feathers
Fossil Freshens Views on Dinosaur Feathers
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 28, 2014
A feather-covered herbivorous dinosaur offers a surprising perspective on plumage. 
Super Sniffers?
Super Sniffers?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 24, 2014
African elephants have more genes for olfactory receptors than dogs or humans, a study shows. 
Hitting a Climate “Seal”-ing
Hitting a Climate “Seal”-ing
Kate Yandell | Jul 23, 2014
Due to the effects of climate change, female fur seals that successfully breed do so later in life and are more likely to have increased variability within their genomes.
Gut Microbes Detoxify Rat Diets
Gut Microbes Detoxify Rat Diets
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 23, 2014
Foregut microbes in Mojave Desert rats help the animals metabolize creosote toxins.