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The Benefits of Twitter for Scientists

David ShiffmanJan 13, 2017

A new study suggests Twitter activity is correlated with higher citation rates, at least for ecological research. But that doesn't mean scientists should necessarily expect a Twitter account to bring them more citations. What benefits can researchers expect from a presence on social media?

From the Staff

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Audio: Seeing Biology's Tiniest in Color

Robert FrederickJan 18, 2017

How do you see the color of objects that are smaller than the smallest wavelength of visible light?

Science Culture

STEM Reads

Katie L. Burke, Fenella Saunders, Dianne TimblinDec 23, 2016

We’ve combed through our 2016 reviews to put together this selection of books we think readerly science enthusiasts would love to find in their stockings. (They also offer a great way to use those holiday gift cards.) As a holiday bonus, we couldn’t resist adding a few more titles from our personal reading lists over the past year. Some books are just too good not to share.



Particle Colliders on the Horizon

Emily ThompsonSep 25, 2016

Once data collection finishes at the Large Hadron Collider in roughly 15 years, what potential facilities will advance particle physics next?

The Long View

New Brain Insights from Cochlear Implants

Michael DormanJul 12, 2016

Scans of implant patients deaf in only one ear, before and after the procedure, have uncovered how quickly the cortex can rewire itself.

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