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Speaking of Science

By | December 1, 2014

December 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Clean Wood = Fewer Insects

By | May 28, 2014

A study finds that fumigating or heat treating wooden pallets and crates can slow the spread of bark- and wood-boring insect pests such as the emerald ash borer.

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Science Funds Feed the Economy

By | April 4, 2014

New data reveal that a sizable chunk of the investment in science is spent on materials and services from U.S. companies.  

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How the NIH Fuels Private Business

By | July 25, 2013

A new report details the ways in which the federal science agency boost the US economy by stimulating the private sector.

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Genetics-Poverty Link Questioned

By | February 3, 2013

Harvard geneticists and anthropologists challenge the work of two economists who say there’s a link between genetic diversity and wealth.

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Conservation Will Cost $76 Billion

By | October 12, 2012

Researchers estimate annual investment needed to conserve habitats and save the world’s most at-risk species.

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Happiness by Numbers

By | October 9, 2012

Psychologists and economists identify key aspects in work and life to achieve optimal wellbeing.

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Nobelist to Psychologists: Shape Up!

By | October 3, 2012

Daniel Kahneman, who won a Nobel Prize in 2002, has issued a warning to a subset of his psychologist colleagues, telling them to increase the reproducibility of their research.

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A Story Biological

By | September 1, 2012

Using scientific information as narrative can be a powerful way to communicate.

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Opinion: Saving Species through Economics

By | May 21, 2012

Successful conservation depends on an economy that doesn’t incentivize destruction of species and habitats.

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