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Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2017
Eugene Garfield, the cancer moonshot, employee genetic testing, and more
San People Write Ethical Code for Research
San People Write Ethical Code for Research
Jef Akst | Mar 21, 2017
With lifestyles similar to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the San people of Southern Africa are popular study subjects.
Singing Through Tone Deafness
Singing Through Tone Deafness
The Scientist Staff | Mar 16, 2017
Author Tim Falconer didn't take his congenital amusia lying down. With the help of neuroscientists and vocal coaches, he tried to teach himself to sing against all odds.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2017
Music, the future of American science, and more
Musical Tastes: Nature or Nurture?
Musical Tastes: Nature or Nurture?
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2017
Studies of remote Amazonian villages reveal how culture influences our musical preferences.
Rhythm Arises from Random Beats in a “Telephone” Game
Rhythm Arises from Random Beats in a “Telephone” Game
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2017
An experiment in which people pass each other initially nonrhythmic drumming sequences reveals the human affinity for musical patterns.
How Bad Singing Landed Me in an MRI Machine
How Bad Singing Landed Me in an MRI Machine
Tim Falconer | Mar 1, 2017
One author's journey through the science of his congenital amusia
Image of the Day: Noisy Barriers
Image of the Day: Noisy Barriers
The Scientist Staff | Feb 2, 2017
Traffic noise disrupts communication between dwarf mongooses and tree squirrels, according to a study.
Cannibalism: Not That Weird
Cannibalism: Not That Weird
Bill Schutt | Feb 1, 2017
Eating members of your own species might turn the stomach of the average human, but some animal species make a habit of dining on their own.
The Fungus that Poses as a Flower
The Fungus that Poses as a Flower
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 1, 2017
Mummy berry disease coats blueberry leaves with sweet, sticky stains that smell like flowers, luring in passing insects to spread fungal spores.