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NFL Gear Yields Little for Cancer

By | October 16, 2013

Only a small proportion of money made from breast cancer-themed football merchandise actually supports efforts to combat the disease.  

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A Lot Like Humans

By | October 15, 2013

Scientists find that bonobos can form friendships and show concern for others.

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Ada Lovelace Day

By | October 15, 2013

Scientists around the world celebrate the computing pioneer by focusing on women in STEM.

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Get Off the Pot

By | October 15, 2013

Researchers demonstrate the successful treatment of marijuana abuse in rats and monkeys.

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Useless Peer Review?

By | October 15, 2013

A study shows that the methods by which scientists evaluate each other’s work are error-prone and poor at measuring merit.

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Inside the IPCC

By | October 15, 2013

Social scientists propose a study to document the interactions among members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change during their closed-door deliberations.

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Placebo’s Double Whammy

By | October 14, 2013

Sham treatments can both reduce pain and increase pleasure, and do so affecting similar circuitry in the brain.

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Testicular-Skin Cancer Tradeoff

By | October 14, 2013

A genetic mutation tied to risk of developing testicular cancer may be more prevalent in white men because it also confers a reduced risk of developing skin cancer.

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Italian Stem Cell Trial Stopped

By | October 11, 2013

With support from scientists, Italy’s health minister halts a controversial clinical trial.

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On Point

By | October 11, 2013

Researchers demonstrate that elephants can use human pointing cues to find hidden food.

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