top 10 innovations 2012, culture
Lab Bench Beauty
Megan Scudellari | May 25, 2012
Ten scientist-produced images take top honors in the first annual Bio-Art competition.
Misconduct on the Rise
Bob Grant | May 21, 2012
Retractions of scientific studies due to plagiarism, falsification, and other instances of researchers behaving badly have skyrocketed in the past decade.
How Much Do You Make?
The Scientist Staff | May 16, 2012
Fill out our annual Salary Survey to help us calculate the most current salary data for life scientists.
Breastfeeding Toddlers Okay
Megan Scudellari | May 16, 2012
A provocative Time cover featuring a breastfeeding 3-year-old sparks anger from doctors.
Vulva Cave Art
Jef Akst | May 15, 2012
Engravings of female genitalia in a cave in southern France may be the oldest cave art yet discovered.
Music Lessons Benefit Babies
Jef Akst | May 11, 2012
One year olds smile more and communicate better if they participate in interactive music classes with their parents.
Bones Won’t Be Buried Yet
Jef Akst | May 10, 2012
Two 9,000-year-old skeletons will be held by University of California, San Diego, officials—rather than turned over to American Indians for reburial—until a lawsuit is settled.
Opinion: Academia Suppresses Creativity
Fred Southwick | May 9, 2012
By discouraging change, universities are stunting scientific innovation, leadership, and growth.
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Dopamine: Duality of Desire
Marc Lewis | May 1, 2012
Being an ex-drug-addict turned neuroscientist brings a unique insight into the physiological and phenomenological realities of addiction.