viruses, culture
Female Anthropologists Harassed
Female Anthropologists Harassed
Jef Akst | Apr 15, 2013
A new survey finds a high incidence of sexual harassment and rape among women doing anthropological field work.
Review: <em>Errors of the Human Body</em>
Review: Errors of the Human Body
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2013
This dramatic science fiction film follows a grieving father using his research to understand his infant son’s gruesome death—and explores the culture and ethics of science along the way.
Review: Gossamer Gallants
Review: Gossamer Gallants
Marlene Zuk | Apr 5, 2013
The insect-inspired dance by choreographer Paul Taylor strikes the perfect balance between six-legged realism and artistic fancy.
Atoms and Arias
Atoms and Arias
Kate Yandell | Mar 22, 2013
A Portuguese professor explores the poisons and potions of opera.
Snobby Scientists
Snobby Scientists
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 21, 2013
Does the preference of many scientists to only hear talks from successful institutions limit the reach of innovation?
La Bohème: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril
La Bohème: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril
Graciela Flores | Mar 15, 2013
The sculptures of Mara G. Haseltine's new exhibition tell a tale of beautiful oceans ravaged by pollution.
Love Song for an Ailing Planet
Love Song for an Ailing Planet
Graciela Flores | Mar 15, 2013
Artist Mara G. Haseltine unveils her latest exhibition of science-inspired sculpture, a melancholy ode to marine plankton set to the music of Puccini.
Opinion: On Being an “African-American Scientist”
Opinion: On Being an “African-American Scientist”
Raynard S. Kington | Mar 5, 2013
If African-American researchers are ever to gain equal opportunities in science, even subtle cases of differential treatment must be stamped out.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2013
March 2013's selection of notable quotes
CSI: Ancient Alexandria
CSI: Ancient Alexandria
Pat Brown | Mar 1, 2013
A reexamination of the facts surrounding the death of Cleopatra VII reveals that the Egyptian queen was murdered—and not by an asp.