The Savvy Scientist

The Savvy Scientist dives into the ethics, issues and innovations brewing in the world's most advanced research institutions.


How many genomes do you have?

More than one unique genome can probably be found among your body's cells. Science is still trying to determine what that variation might mean for your health.


Are scientists afraid of revolution?

Physicists are wary of news that could force revisions in Einstein's theory of special relativity. But that doesn't mean scientists are fearful of revolutionary discoveries, explains columnist John Re...


Climate disasters: quibbling over causes

As the damage from extreme weather continues to mount, doubters keep finding reasons to deny that global warming is responsible. Columnist John Rennie questions their arguments.