Frozen Fecal Knives Honored by 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes
Frozen Fecal Knives Honored by 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes
Other recipients of the award for laugh-worthy achievements experimented with alligators on helium and vibrating worms.
Frozen Fecal Knives Honored by 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes
Frozen Fecal Knives Honored by 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes

Other recipients of the award for laugh-worthy achievements experimented with alligators on helium and vibrating worms.

Other recipients of the award for laugh-worthy achievements experimented with alligators on helium and vibrating worms.

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Tom Norris, Marine Mammal Acoustician, Dies at 55
Tom Norris, Marine Mammal Acoustician, Dies at 55
Amanda Heidt | Sep 18, 2020
Norris, who founded the research firm Bio-Waves, furthered the study of marine mammals using passive acoustic monitoring technology he designed himself.
Toward COVID-19 Testing Any Time, Anywhere
Toward COVID-19 Testing Any Time, Anywhere
Abby Olena | Sep 2, 2020
Researchers are adapting CRISPR, synthetic biology, and other creative approaches to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acids outside of the lab or doctors’ offices, in the hopes of making diagnostics more affordable and accessible.
Ancient Grains Hint at Prehistoric Beer Brewing
Ancient Grains Hint at Prehistoric Beer Brewing
Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2020
Microscopic analysis of charred, shapeless lumps from archaeological sites revealed ancient cereal grains that may have undergone malting to make beer.
Ibrahim Cissé’s Tools Provide a Lens to Watch RNA Production
Ibrahim Cissé’s Tools Provide a Lens to Watch RNA Production
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2020
The MIT physicist has demonstrated the importance of clusters of RNA polymerase and other transcription mediators in regulating RNA production.
U of Illinois Returns to School with 20,000 Saliva Tests Per Day
U of Illinois Returns to School with 20,000 Saliva Tests Per Day
Emma Yasinski | Aug 28, 2020
The school requires each student, faculty, and staff member to be tested twice per week and sends the results straight to their cell phones.
Last Chance to Enter Our Annual Top 10 Innovations Contest
Last Chance to Enter Our Annual Top 10 Innovations Contest
The Scientist Staff | Aug 18, 2020
The deadline is this Friday to submit your new product and have a chance at being selected for a coveted spot in The Scientist’s 2020 competition.
The Push to Deploy At-Home Antigen Tests for COVID-19
The Push to Deploy At-Home Antigen Tests for COVID-19
Chris Baraniuk | Aug 17, 2020
These rapid tests could allow people to find out quickly and easily if they have the disease—if they get regulatory approval for the consumer market.
FDA Approves New Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test
FDA Approves New Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test
Amanda Heidt | Aug 17, 2020
SalivaDirect, an open-source protocol, avoids many of the supply bottlenecks of other tools and could be offered for as little as $10 a test.
Advances in Nucleic Acid Sequencing
Advances in Nucleic Acid Sequencing
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 13, 2020
Download this eBook to learn how new sequencing methods revolutionize genetics research!