In compiling a top-10 list of this year’s most popular blog posts on American Scientist's website, we decided to look at what you—our readers—have been searching for the most. So here they are!
10. Gendered Communication
Our voices reveal many cues about sex, gender, and sexual orientation, but science doesn't support the stereotypes.
(From The Staff — July 18, 2018)
9. Who Reads Science Blogs?
Even as blogs matured far beyond the dynamic and informal discussion forums from which they originated, their audiences and impact were not studied—until now.
(Macroscope — June 5, 2018)
8. In Deep: Deepwater Well Control
Oil drilling 1,500 meters under the sea is complicated, and the Deepwater Horizon still offers valuable lessons.
(From The Staff — May 11, 2018)
7. Portraying Cougars' Migration on the Cover
Using an illustrated double-exposure conveys both movement and stasis.
(From The Staff — November 9, 2018)
6. Eliminating Sex Bias in Biomedical and Clinical Research
A surgeon discovers her own research is sex-biased and becomes an effective advocate.
(From The Staff — November 13, 2018)
5. Neanderthals in Prime Time
In his U.S. television debut, computer-generated Ned the Neanderthal has much to tell us about the last 100,000 years of human history.
(Science Culture — October 15, 2018)
4. An "Invisible Gorilla" in the Lab
Selective inattention to women’s experiences in STEM leads to a chilly workplace climate for women, who pick up on even the subtlest cues.
(Macroscope — October 2, 2018)
3. The Genes Behind Domestication
by Lee Dugatkin
Nearing its 60th year, the silver fox domestication experiment continues to make new discoveries.
(The Long View — November 20, 2018)
2. Science Gift Guide 2018
by The Editors
STEM-related books for this or any season
(Science Culture — November 30, 2018)
1. The Giant Tadpole That Never Got Its Legs
A record-breaking, 10-inch-long whopper of a bullfrog tadpole was discovered by a crew of ecologists in a pond in Arizona.
(From The Staff — August 14, 2018)