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Birds Monitor Pollution

By | November 20, 2012

Homing pigeons and tree swallows are being used to monitor pollution in cities and track environmental clean-up work at former industrial sites.

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NIH To Enforce OA Policy

By | November 20, 2012

The National Institutes of Health will get tough on grantees who fail to comply with its open-access funding rule.

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Einstein’s Unusual Brain

By | November 19, 2012

Previously unreleased photographs show that Einstein’s brain had several unusual features that could explain his extraordinary cognitive abilities.

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No Sex Required

By | November 19, 2012

An all-female species, distantly related to flatworms, steals all of genetic material it needs to diversify its genome.

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Brain Waves from the Beyond

By | November 19, 2012

Researchers in Brazil study the brain activity of mediums while they supposedly communicate with spirits.

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Obama’s Research Challenge

By | November 16, 2012

Obama wants to invest in science and technology, but a divided Congress and looming budget cuts could make it difficult to keep his promises.

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BP to Pay $350 Million to Science

By | November 16, 2012

As part of a $4.5 billion settlement with the federal government over the catastrophic 2010 oil spill, BP will continue to fund research in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Chimp Patents Challenged

By | November 16, 2012

Three patents on transgenic apes in the European Union will be challenged by animal rights activists.

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Chelation Therapy Under Scrutiny

By | November 15, 2012

A clinical trial suggesting the heart benefits of the controversial treatment draws criticism from the scientific community.

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Radiation Still High Around Fukushima

By | November 15, 2012

Continued leaks, run off from land, and contaminated sediment on the ocean floor are causing radioactivity levels to remain high in the seas around Fukushima.

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