The documentary "Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees" first aired on U.S. television on this date in 1965. The film brought widespread acclaim to British primatologist Jane Goodall and a better appreciation of the similarities between humans and chimps, the closest living species to our own.
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Led by three institute chiefs, a band called "The Directors" performed last week at a send-off for outgoing NIH boss Harold Varmus, who's about to head off to Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City.
The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)--a small but aggressive group whose members include such scientific leaders as molecular biologists Harold Varmus and Bruce Alberts--has decided to strike out on its own.
MUNICH--The Max Planck Society, Germany's premier research organization, announced Monday that its president will issue a formal censure to neuroscientist Peter Seeburg, director of the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, for publishing data in a
Researchers have lost a major tool for probing the structure of matter. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson announced yesterday that he has decided to permanently close the mothballed High Flux Beam Reactor (HFBR) at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York.
Sometimes, it pays to fight City Hall. Biomedical researchers who protested that their fields were slighted in a proposed reorganization of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) peer-review system are winning at least some concessions.
Suing your professor on charges of stealing your ideas may become more difficult in New York state, thanks to a recent court decision. Judge Emily Jane Goodman of the Supreme Court for New York City last month dismissed a suit brought by Sheng-Ming Ma, a former Columbia University Ph.D.
Donald Kennedy, president emeritus of Stanford University and a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has been appointed the next Editor-in-Chief of Science. A neuroscientist by training, Kennedy is currently Bing Professor of Environmental Science at Stanford.
The Internet has made it a cinch for people to share information, from a treasured poem to a snippet from a favorite band's new CD. But the I-Way is also terrifying authors and artists, who feel they're losing control over who pays to see or hear their work.
After a long battle with cancer, Jan van Paradijs, an astrophysicist with joint appointments at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, died yesterday morning at the age of 53.
Scientists at one of the world's leading research centers, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, are in shock after being told last month that an adverse judgment in a salary dispute could wipe out as much as 25% of the lab's core funding and threaten cancellati
MOSCOW--For the past 3 decades, rumors have circulated here that in the early 1970s an accident at the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, in a residential suburb of Moscow, released a cloud of gas that drifted over the city, exposing the population to potentially
You can't even bat an eyelash in the time it takes Ahmed Zewail to finish an experiment. The Egyptian-born chemical physicist pioneered the use of ultrashort laser pulses to witness the dance of atoms as they knit and break chemical bonds.
In recent weeks, the Russian Academy of Sciences has faced a forced merger, the appointment of a new overlord with no background in science, and now, a painful downsizing: At least 30% of the academy's roughly 55,000 researchers are expected to be laid off in 2014.