white shark, culture
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.
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
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.
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.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2017
Music, the future of American science, and more
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.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2017
Science under Trump, gene drive, medical marijuana, and more
Book Excerpt from <em>Testosterone Rex</em>
Book Excerpt from Testosterone Rex
Cordelia Fine | Dec 31, 2016
In Chapter 6, “The Hormonal Essence of the T-Rex?” author Cordelia Fine considers the biological dogma that testes, and the powerful hormones they exude, are the root of all sexual inequality.
Speaking of Science: 2016
Speaking of Science: 2016
Bob Grant | Dec 19, 2016
Selected quotes from an eventful year