zoonotic diseases, neuroscience, ecology, culture
Tibetan medical paintings
Cristina Luiggi | May 15, 2011
Seventeenth-century Tibet witnessed a blossoming of medical knowledge, with the construction of a monastic medical college and the penning of several influential medical texts. Perhaps most striking was a set of 79 paintings, known as tangkas, which
Gays have higher cancer risk?
Jef Akst | May 14, 2011
Gay men are nearly twice as likely to report that they've had cancer as heterosexual men, according to a US health survey published in Cancer.
Billion dollar babies of the human genome
Jef Akst | May 14, 2011
The Human Genome Project has generated nearly $800 billion in economic output and hundreds of thousands of jobs in genomics and related industries.
Micro Farmers
Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2011
Columbia University evolutionary ecologist Dustin Rubenstein explains just why it's so interesting and important to find slime molds that engage in a form of agriculture.
Best Places to Work Industry, 2011
Hannah Waters | May 1, 2011
By forging new relationships and finding novel uses for existing technologies, this year’s top companies are employing creative ways to advance their science.
Opinion: The decline of physiology
R.J. Naftalin | Apr 19, 2011
Medical schools in the UK are teaching physiology courses primarily focused on clinical applications with much curtailed practical laboratory training to the detriment of medical education
Ancient Anatomy, circa 1687
Ancient Anatomy, circa 1687
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 1, 2011
Seventeenth-century Tibet witnessed a blossoming of medical knowledge, including a set of 79 paintings, known as tangkas, that interweaved practical medical knowledge with Buddhist traditions and local lore.
Harvesting Ideas
Karen Hopkin | Apr 1, 2011
Joy Ward is reaping the rewards of her studies on how plants handle global climate change—gathering academic accolades and presidential embraces along the way.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2011
April 2011's selection of notable quotes
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2011
The Great Sperm Whale, Noble Cows & Hybrid Zebras, Radioactive, Science-Mart