top 10 innovations 2012, culture
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.
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.
James Cameron Hits Rock Bottom
Hannah Waters | Mar 27, 2012
The movie director-turned-explorer made the 6.8-mile drop to the deepest point on the seafloor, but wasn’t too impressed by what he found.
Nervy Production
Mary Beth Aberlin | Mar 23, 2012
A new play about the father of modern neuroscience explores the many facets of Santiago Ramón y Cajal's work, personality, and life.