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Stanford to Launch New Climate Change School This Fall
The launch of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability—the first new school at the university in 70 years—comes thanks to a $1.1 billion gift from a venture capitalist and his wife.
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Stanford to Launch New Climate Change School This Fall
Stanford to Launch New Climate Change School This Fall

The launch of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability—the first new school at the university in 70 years—comes thanks to a $1.1 billion gift from a venture capitalist and his wife.

The launch of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability—the first new school at the university in 70 years—comes thanks to a $1.1 billion gift from a venture capitalist and his wife.

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technology

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Biophysicist Howard Berg Dies at 87
Lisa Winter | Mar 22, 2022
His research uncovered secrets of motility in E. coli.
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Altruism in Birds? Magpies Have Outwitted Scientists by Helping Each Other Remove Tracking Devices
Dominique Potvin | Feb 22, 2022
It was the first time a bird has removed a tracking device, and the second time a bird species showed cooperative “rescue” behavior.
Don Ingber discusses how organ-on-a-chip technology helps identify, study, and combat viral variants that could cause the next pandemic.
The Scientist Speaks - Preventing the Next Pandemic with Organ Chips
Nele Haelterman, PhD | Mar 30, 2022
Don Ingber discusses how organ-on-a-chip technology helps identify, study, and combat viral variants that could cause the next pandemic.
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Researchers Train Goldfish to “Drive”
Chloe Tenn | Jan 12, 2022
The Scientist spoke with cognitive neuroscientist Ronen Segev about how he taught goldfish to maneuver a moveable tank over land toward a visual target.
Great Minds Don't Think Alike
Book Excerpt from Great Minds Don't Think Alike
Marcelo Gleiser | Dec 1, 2021
In the introduction, editor Marcelo Gleiser establishes the need for dialogue across the science-humanities divide in academia.
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Keeping Pace With SARS-CoV-2 Evolution
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific | Sep 29, 2021
Eugene Koonin and Eric Niederkofler discuss novel technologies to improve viral mutation surveillance.
Great Minds Don't Think Alike
Opinion: Bridging the Intellectual Divide
Marcelo Gleiser | Dec 1, 2021
To solve modern problems, we must integrate the sciences and the humanities and think across these traditionally disparate disciplines.
Top 10 Innovations 2021
2021 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us. Biomedical innovation has rallied to address that pressing concern while continuing to tackle broader research challenges.
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 12
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 22, 2020
Decoding Smell: Demystifying Human Disease and Behavior
Woman in sweater and glasses looks to the right of the camera.
Prosthetic Device Partially Restores Blind Biology Teacher’s Vision
Lisa Winter | Oct 26, 2021
With the help of special glasses that interface with electrodes embedded in her brain, Berna Gomez was able to read letters and distinguish shapes for the first time in 16 years.
The US Senate Chamber with the Capitol Building in the background.
US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
Christie Wilcox | Jun 9, 2021
The legislation, which now heads to the House, aims to ensure the country can compete with China technologically by supporting research and development over the next five years.
Traceable, Reliable, and Reproducible Science: TRACKMAN® Connected
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 22, 2020
TRACKMAN® Connected is a tablet with accessories and apps that makes pipetting faster and more verifiable, which improves reliability, traceability, and reproducibility at the bench.  
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Experts Predict the Hottest Life Science Tech in 2021 and Beyond
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2021
Last year’s Top 10 Innovations judges look into their crystal balls.
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Top Technical Advances of 2020
Shawna Williams | Dec 18, 2020
The pandemic spurred innovation in a variety of ways, from CRISPR-based diagnostics to cell biology benchwork at home.
Technology that Tracks, Shares, and Protects your Data – TRACKMAN® Connected
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 26, 2020
With TRACKMAN® Connected, researchers can track their pipetting steps, conveniently share their work with collaborators, and securely protect their data. Learn more at www.gilson.com/gilson-connect
2020 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020
From a rapid molecular test for COVID-19 to tools that can characterize the antibodies produced in the plasma of patients recovering from the disease, this year’s winners reflect the research community’s shared focus in a challenging year.
The Rise of BCI Enables Advances in Neuroscience
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2020
A nascent but growing consumer market for brain-computer interface technology is driving the development of sleek new tools for decoding brain activity.
TrueVIEW™ Autofluorescence Quenching Kit – See True Signal
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 15, 2019
Improve signal-to-noise ratio with the Vector® TrueVIEW™ Autofluorescence Quenching Kit
Is Modern Media Destroying Our Memories?
Jared Cooney Horvath | May 1, 2020
It seems as though the more we embrace external technologies, the more our memory faculties deteriorate. But the truth might just be scarier.