top 10 innovations 2012, culture
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2012
Masters of the Planet, Learning from the Octopus, Darwin’s Devices, and Psychology’s Ghosts
Book Excerpt from Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines His Former Life on Drugs
Marc Lewis | May 1, 2012
In Chapter 12, "The Opium Fields," author Marc Lewis recounts one night spent in the brain chemistry-bending grip of opium addiction.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2012
May 2012's selection of notable quotes
Opinion: Data to Knowledge to Action
Eugene Kolker and Elizabeth Stewart | Apr 18, 2012
Introducing DELSA Global, a community initiative to connect experts, share data, and democratize science.
Scottish DNA Unexpectedly Diverse
Bob Grant | Apr 18, 2012
Geography might explain the treasure trove of genetic diversity among Scots.
Monkeys “Read” Writing
Megan Scudellari | Apr 12, 2012
Baboons are able to distinguish printed English words from nonsense sequences of letters—the first step in the reading process.
Anti-science in Tennessee Classrooms
Bob Grant | Apr 12, 2012
A new law opens the door to teaching creationism and climate change denialism in the state's public schools.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2012 issue of The Scientist.
The World in a Cabinet, 1600s
Sabrina Richards | Apr 1, 2012
A 17th century Danish doctor arranges a museum of natural history oddities in his own home.
So You Think About Dance?
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 30, 2012
Spectators experience some of the same brain impulses as the dancers they're watching.