Five facts about Rita Levi-Montalcini, who figured out how neurons grow

She bested anti-Semitism and sexism to have a Nobel-winning career

Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds


McGill University


Iโ€™m a Russian scientist. Why canโ€™t Americans see past my citizenship?

In my adopted home, I've found distrust divorced from the reality of my work

Ana Gorelova

Molecular Pharmacology

University of Pittsburgh

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Should peer review stop being anonymous?

Prominent researchers can take the gamble, but junior scientists risk retribution

Dan Samorodnitsky


Comment 4 peer comments


A gold rush in the Peruvian Amazon threatens to fill a vital and diverse ecosystem with mercury

Bats are the canaries in the Amazonian goldmine

Cassie Freund


Wake Forest University

Why don't Venus flytraps eat their pollinators?

The carnivorous plants are disappearing, so scientists need to understand their symbiosis with insects

Jerald Pinson


University of Florida

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5 facts about Frances Hamerstrom, wildlife biologist, hunter, and savior of the prairie chicken

As a kid, she dissected blue jays and built a garden whose path was lined with poison ivy

Ashley Juavinett


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Floating detritus is giving new insights into deep-sea corals

Environmental DNA is a less invasive way to solve long-submerged mysteries

Ashley Marranzino

Marine Biology

University of Rhode Island

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Why don't Americans care about chemicals?

We need chemicals for daily life, but seem to feel 'apocalypse fatigue' around their dangers

Anna Robuck

Marine Science

University of Rhode Island

Comment 2 peer comments


Climate change harms everyone's health. Yes, even yours

No one evades global increases in extreme weather, disease, and injury

Renee Salas

Emergency Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University

I crush stalagmites from protected caves. What can I do to give back?

Scientists should do more with the communities where they work, a cave researcher writes

Gabriela Serrato Marks

Marine Geology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


How an interloper snake decimated Guam's delicious wild chilies

The snakes don't eat chilies. The connection: birds

Jenny Howard


Wake Forest University


To better target cancer, scientists find clues on the surface of cells

New research finds that we might need to take a step back from the inside of cells

Prabarna Ganguly


Northeastern University

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Could heat improve the immune system's response to cancer?

Scientists are applying old ideas in more inexpensive and precise ways

Sukalp Muzumdar

Molecular Biology

ETH Zurich


Earth's weirdest creatures are genetic treasure chests

From the axolotl's regenerating limbs to naked mole rat cancer resistance, new sequencing is uncovering new possibilities

Josh Peters

Biological Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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