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Flower Barcodes

By | June 28, 2012

Wales creates a database of DNA barcodes for all of its native flowering plants, hoping to guide conservation and drug development efforts.

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EPA to Regulate Greenhouse Emissions

By | June 28, 2012

A federal appeals court upholds the Environmental Protection Agency’s right to regulate air pollution under the Clean Air Act.

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Saving the Vulture

By | June 27, 2012

The California condor is being threatened by lead bullets that it eats in the carcass of hunted animals.

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New Egyptian President a Scientist

By | June 27, 2012

The freshly-elected leader has promised to bolster research and education in the reborn nation.

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Toying with RNA

By | June 26, 2012

A new online game challenges users to design RNA sequences with the opportunity to have them brought to life.

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iPad Affects Shunt Settings

By | June 26, 2012

The settings of programmable shunt devices used to treat brain swelling in children can be altered by magnetic fields, such as those given off by the Apple iPad 2.

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A Placebo for Schizophrenia?

By | June 26, 2012

The placebo effect in clinical trials of the mental disorder has increased over the past decade.

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Lonesome George Dies Alone

By | June 25, 2012

The world’s last Pinta Island tortoise died this past weekend at the age of 100.

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Watch the Pigs

By | June 25, 2012

Sampling for potentially pandemic strains of influenza virus at hog farms is lax compared with poultry farms, worrying some experts.

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NIH Tackles Racism

By | June 25, 2012

An advisory committee urges the federal funding agency to take steps to counter racial bias in the granting process.

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