Apr 22, 2015
It’s doubtful we would have Earth Day without Rachel Carson. Her pioneering 1962 book Silent Spring sparked the environmental movement and infused ecological ideas into mainstream thinking. So to recognize this date, I combed through the archives of American Scientist to get a sense of how scientists have discussed Carson and Silent Spring over time.
Mar 9, 2015
We’ve all heard warnings about the damage that too little sleep can inflict on immune resistance, blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity—to say nothing of mood. But what harm could possibly come from too much?
Jan 25, 2016
"Bias is a big problem in forensic science."