Jef Akst

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The Understanding Dog

By | February 12, 2013

Man’s best friend is better able to grasp their human owners’ points of view than previously realized.

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Unethical Stem Cells?

By | February 8, 2013

Some of the 200 or so human embryonic stem cell lines approved for federal funding may have been derived from sperm or eggs of unconsenting donors.

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Some Girls Better at Science

By | February 5, 2013

Globally, 15-year-old girls outscored boys in 43 of the 65 countries tested.

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NIH Bias Challenged

By | February 1, 2013

A new study disputes findings of a 2011 analysis suggesting that black researchers are funded less than their equally qualified white peers.

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Killer Kittens

By | January 31, 2013

Domestic cats kill billions of birds and mammals every year, making them a top threat to US wildlife.

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Minor Oil Spills Not So Minor

By | January 29, 2013

Satellite images reveal that small oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico are often larger than reported.

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NIH Chimps Pushed Toward Retirement

By | January 24, 2013

A National Institutes of Health working group urges the agency to send most of its chimpanzees to a national sanctuary and halt half of the experiments involving such animals.

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Treaty to Curb Mercury Pollution

By | January 22, 2013

More than 140 nations agree to a plan to limit global mercury emissions.

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Genetic Deodorant

By | January 18, 2013

People carrying a certain gene variant that dictates fresh underarms are less likely to wear antiperspirant.

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President Supports Gun-Violence Research

By | January 17, 2013

The Obama administration announces a $10 million, 23-part plan to curb gun violence in the country.

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