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Is paleontology going extinct?

By | August 14, 2009

The author of a new book on dinosaurs laments the demise of his discipline


Naming Nature

By | August 7, 2009

A new book explores the scientific, and very human, drive to name and classify the organisms around us, but its conclusions about how best to do so miss the mark


Are scientists really out of touch?

By | August 4, 2009

A recent survey suggests the rift between scientists and the public is growing, but did its methodology sway the results?


Factor fixes damaged hearts

By | July 23, 2009

A growth factor injected into adult mice spurs heart muscle cells to proliferate, helping heal heart attack damage


Too much optimism at NIH: Opinion

By | July 22, 2009

One researcher's reservations about Francis Collins's nomination as head of the agency


White matter helps brain learn

By | July 21, 2009

Researchers demonstrate a role for the brain's connective tissue in learning a new task


Medical music

By | July 17, 2009

Musical MDs and instrument playing PhDs bring classical music to concert halls and hospital rooms


Biosecurity rules under review

By | July 9, 2009

Experts agree that the select agent program needs changes, but there's little consensus on how to fix it


Do you like where you work?

By | June 30, 2009

Last chance to respond to the 2009 Best Places to Work in Academia survey today -- survey closes July 3


Tackling Africa's silent disease

By | June 30, 2009

Cancer could kill 11 million Africans in 2020. What practical steps can we take now to prevent this from happening?

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