Nathan Collins studied astrophysics and political science and managed to get a job as a tenure-track professor before realizing he wanted to learn about all kinds of science while avoiding faculty meetings as much as possible. He's written for Scientific American, ScienceNOW, and others.
Is Conservation Research Happening Where It Should?
Not remotely, a team of biologists argue.
Is Academic Research in the U.K. About to Die Off?
New rules that go into effect in May could prevent scientists from discussing their work with Parliament, public-health researchers say.
Are Peanuts the Answer to Preventing Malnutrition?
A study finds "ready to use treatment foods" may help prevent malnutrition—in certain circumstances.
Highlighting the Best and the Brightest Can Backfire
Research finds exposing students in a massive open online course to the best of their peers' work lowers their grades and increases dropout rates.
Is It Time for Biologists to Stop Thinking About Race?
While social scientists should continue to study the social meaning of race, the concept has no place in biology, scientists argue.