The Scan

Bibliographic Nirvana

Neil Saunders blogs about the free scientific typesetting software called LaTeX.

A blogger runs through what the Roche buyout of 454 means to the community.

Two Decades of Bionet

An online biologists' user group celebrates its 20th birthday.

A philosopher suggests that lab classes are expendable.

This Week in Nature

GTO scans today's edition of Nature.

A feature story in Scientific American looks at the genetics behind alcoholism.

Scientists in the UK have a theory about why we're not all attractive. Um, thanks.

Claire Fraser-Liggett resigns from TIGR, but mum's the word on her future plans.

The 'father of MRI' dies at 77.

The Twenty-Year Gap

A new study indicates that Darwin's publishing delay wasn't related to concerns about the church.

Going through the tenure process is funny. Really.

NYT profiles researchers advancing the state of the art in lifelike robotics.

Pondering that MBA

Can't get enough years in school? An executive asks the Wall Street Journal if he should get an MBA.

A New York Times article chronicles the past few decades of science students who killed their advisors.

A Taipei-based effort will set up a genetic database to help screen for promising athletes.

Crying Wolf?

A Seoul scientist says he successfully cloned wolves.

Learning to Speak

A new bill wants to train science grad students in communication.

Treating deadly diseases is all fun and games till they start swapping genes with other organisms to resist therapy.

A consumer group released a report saying that FDA's plan to allow the sale of cloned livestock products was based on little data and too much biotech lobbying.

This Week in Science

GTO wraps up this week's edition of Science.

Getting Personal

A blogger reports on how personalized medicine has made headway in clinical trials for multiple myeloma.

Try, Try Again

A genetic nondiscrimination bill that's been floating around the US Congress for the past 12 years now looks like it may be passed.

This Week in Nature

GTO scans today's issue of Nature.

The Father of Fortran

The developer of the Fortran programming language dies at 82.


Gladys Kong writes at Fortune that her STEM background has helped her as a CEO.

Social scientists report that the image of the 'lone scientist' might be deterring US students from STEM careers.

Postdocs supported by external funding are less likely to have access to paid parental leave, Nature News reports.

The US National Institutes of Health's new plan will bolster support for early- and mid-career investigators.