Science & Society

  1. Science & Society

    2010 Nobels recognize potential of basic science to shape the world

  2. Agriculture

    A taste of the chocolate genome

    Competing teams have announced the impending completion of the cacao DNA sequence.

  3. Anthropology

    Genome of a chief

    Ancient DNA experts say they are analyzing a lock of Sitting Bull's hair.

  4. Science & Society

    Citation inflation

    Many journals – and the authors who publish their novel data and analyses in them – rely on “impact factors” as a gauge of the importance and prestige of their work. However, a new analysis turns up subtle ways that journals can game the system to artificially inflate their impact factor.

  5. Science & Society

    Students win big at Intel ISEF 2010

    Global high school science competition concludes with top prizes going to projects on cancer-fighting quantum dots, quantum computer algorithms and computer programming.

  6. Science & Society

    Intel International Science and Engineering Fair begins

    Young scientists converge in San Jose, Calif., where they will compete for over $4 million in scholarships and prizes.

  7. Science & Society

    Intel Science Talent Search spotlights America’s whiz kids

    Top winner of the enduring high school science competition takes 2010 prize for work on a space navigation system.

  8. Science & Society

    Don’t know much about…

    A measure of U.S. science literacy has increased - to 28%

  9. Science & Society

    Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

    In her new book, science writer Rebecca Skloot describes how Henrietta Lacks' cells changed the face of modern medical science.

  10. Science & Society

    Science literacy: U.S. college courses really count

    Over the past two decades, science literacy in the United States – an estimate of the share of adults who can follow complex science issues and maybe even render an informed opinion on them – has nearly tripled. But – and it’s a big but -- the proportion of people who fall into this category remains small. Just 28 percent.

  11. Science & Society

    Placement of marine reserves is key

    A study finds that focusing on the heaviest-fished areas can help meet conservation goals.

  12. Science & Society

    In Memoriam: In life and death, a scientist brings out the best in others

    BLOG: Science News reporter Bruce Bower describes how relationship researchers gathered to honor Caryl Rusbult’s influential career after her recent death.