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Orangutans Have Culture

By | October 25, 2011

A study shows that different populations of the Southeast Asian ape display and transmit specific behaviors through generations in a way similar to human cultures.

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Science and Engineering Grads in Demand

By | October 25, 2011

Training in technical fields opens up opportunities in many non-science careers, explaining, in part, why many science grads don't stay in science.

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European Stem Cell Patent Ban Good?

By | October 24, 2011

Following last week’s ruling by the European Court of Justice that research procedures involving human embryonic stem cells cannot be patented, European researchers, lawyers, and investors are striving to put a positive spin on the decision. 

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MicroRNAs Prevent Cell Reprogramming

By | October 24, 2011

A group of microRNAs can inhibit the formation of induced pluripotent stem cells, and may provide a target for more efficient reprogramming of somatic cells.

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EU Scientists Plan Better Representation

By | October 24, 2011

European researchers start a new organization they hope will better voice their needs to the government.

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Dryer Lint Reaches Oceans

By | October 24, 2011

Microscopic fibers shed by your clothes in the wash are making their way to the oceans round the world, where they could harm marine organisms.

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Climate Change Not Exaggerated

By | October 21, 2011

A study funded by climate change skeptics confirms that global warming is happening at the rate questioned by "Climategate."

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Epigenetic Effects of Childhood

By | October 21, 2011

Living conditions in early life can have lasting, widespread effects on DNA methylation.

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Milk: Does It Really Do a Body Good?

By | October 21, 2011

The claim that drinking three glasses of milk per day confers cardiovascular benefits has been withdrawn from a year-old press release issued by a Dutch research institute.

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Misconduct in Chemistry

By | October 20, 2011

A graduate student fabricated several steps in the organic synthesis of a molecule.

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