Ideas in Science

Creativity in Science: How Scientists Decide What to Study

by Barry Bickmore

Further Exploration

Oliver Hertwig's sea urchin research

Thematic Essay on Cubism

from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Human Genome Project Information page


Peter Medawar

News & Events

To Promote Scientific Creativity, Cut the Strings

ScienceInsider - A change in the funding process for scientific research might help innovation.

An Easy Way to Increase Creativity

Scientific American - Thinking about distant things can make us more creative.


Ligand-independent Androgen Receptor Variants Derived from Splicing of Cryptic Exons

Hu et al., 2009, Cancer Research, v. 69, no. 1, p. 16-22 (available through PubMed)

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.


Test your creativity

Indiana University - An overview of different types of creativity tests and what they can tell you.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education