Fred Kavli Dies

Fred Kavli, a physicist turned science philanthropist, has died, the New York Times reports. He was 86. Kavli, the Times notes, came to the US in the 1950 and established the Kavlico Corporation, which made sensors that were used on not only kitchen appliances, but also the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and missiles.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.