Videos
Preserving Endangered Gametes
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2012
Pierre Comizzoli, a reproductive physiologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, chats about his efforts to rescue endangered species from extinction using in vitro fertilization as well as novel gamete preservation techniques.
Swarming Mongolia
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
For the past decade and a half, a crew of about 20 entomologists, water ecologists, and other specialists converges on the shorelines of Mongolia’s lakes, rivers, and streams, just when swarms of aquatic insects do the same.
2011's Best and Brightest
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
In its brief, 4-year history, The Scientist’s annual Top 10 Innovations contest has become a showcase of the coolest life science tools to emerge in the previous year. 
Kandel on Neuroscience
Kandel on Neuroscience
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 1, 2011
Eric Kandel, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his work on signal transduction in the nervous system, chats about the ever-changing field of neuroscience, funding, his students, and what he hopes science will accomplish.
Chasing Grasshoppers
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 12, 2011
A conversation with Dan Otte, a South African artist and curator of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Otte also happens to have discovered around 20 percent of the cricket species known to date.
Learning Addiction
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 14, 2011
Eleanor Simpson, a neuroscientist at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses a recent Nature paper that probes dopamine's role in helping animals make positive associations to stimuli that herald pleasurable outcomes (such as the handing out of food).
Scanning Ancient Animal Mummies
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 1, 2011
A collection of ancient Egyptian animal mummies from the Brooklyn Museum is subjected to the powerful X-rays of a CT scanner in order to peer through the centuries-old packaging. 
Optogenetics: A Light Switch for Neurons
Edward S. Boyden | Jul 1, 2011
This animation illustrates optogenetics—a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light. 
Meet the Crystal Smasher
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2011
Take a tour of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), whose ultra-powerful X-ray beam is being used to solve the structures of proteins that are notoriously hard to crystallize.
New Blood for Gene Therapy
Megan Scudellari | Jun 13, 2011
Follow the success story of a young boy who, with the help of the Care for Rare Foundation, underwent stem cell therapy for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome.