Science & Society

  1. Science & Society

    BOOK REVIEW | The Score: How the Quest for Sex Has Shaped the Modern Man

    Review by Tia Ghose.

  2. Science & Society

    Seeding liberal arts courses with science parables

    In the July 19 Comment, Dudley Herschbach, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in chemistry, discusses how to infuse scientific ideas into humanities education with an aim of increasing overall scientific literacy. Herschbach is Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University and is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Society for Science & the Public.

  3. Science & Society

    Climate Threatens Living Fossil

    Thanks to global warming, within the lifetimes of certain reptiles in the South Pacific, all members of their species could be born male.

  4. Psychology

    Simpleminded Voters

    An innovative research technique has led researchers to conclude that well-informed voters often use simple rules of thumb to sift through mountains of campaign information and pick the candidate who best reflects their own political views.

  5. Science & Society

    Confirmed: Big Dipper to Get Doritos

    A European astronomy group beamed a video of a Doritos sacrifice to the god of salsa at a possible alien race in a star system associated with the Big Dipper.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Six-legged Arthritis Relief

    Here's a novel health food I learned about this morning--one that could be free for the gleaning right outside your front door (especially if you live in China). Warning: You have to be quick or it will get away.

  7. Science & Society

    Science Education and the Future of Humankind

    Nobel Prize–winning physicist Leon Lederman warns that science education is crucial for humankind’s future. Lederman is director emeritus of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

  8. Science & Society

    Sour Genes, Yes—Salty Genes, No

    A study in twins finds that genes may be responsible for a high or low threshold to the detection of sour tastes, but not of salty ones.

  9. Science & Society

    From the March 20, 1937, issue

    The real Groundhog Day, microfilm book storage, and turning farm waste into chemical products.

  10. Science & Society

    Money Crunch: Tight budget leaves scientists disappointed

    In the federal budget for FY 2005, research and development funding for defense and homeland security gets a boost, but overall investment in science and technology is meager by comparison.

  11. Science & Society

    Science News of the Year 2003

    A review of important scientific achievements reported in Science News during the year 2003.

  12. Science & Society

    From the November 15, 1930, issue