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Science in the Cities

By | August 20, 2013

California, Texas, and New York are home to more than a quarter of all US scientists and engineers, according to an NSF report.

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Biomarkers Can Predict Suicidal Behaviors

By | August 20, 2013

Researchers identify six biomarkers related to stress and cell death that can increase the accuracy of predictions about future suicidal behaviors.

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Gamers to Fight Tree Ailment

By | August 20, 2013

A new Facebook game called Fraxinus hopes to crowdsource the solution to protecting the common ash tree from a devastating fungus.

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Brain-Based Labels Bunk?

By | August 19, 2013

An fMRI study shows speculations that people are “left-brained” versus “right-brained” are not backed by evidence.

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Just a Trip

By | August 19, 2013

Using psychedelic drugs does not increase one’s risk of developing mental health problems, researchers show.

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Bacterial Quid Pro Quo

By | August 19, 2013

Pseudomonas aeruginosa gather swarming speed at the expense of their ability to form biofilms in an experimental evolution setup.

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Killer Cups?

By | August 16, 2013

Heavy coffee drinkers under 55 are more likely to die sooner, a study shows.

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Week in Review: August 12–16

By | August 16, 2013

Engineered immune cells attack tumors; a mouth microbe that can cause cancer; HIV may heighten cocaine’s high; craving high-fat foods

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Ancient Mammalian Fossil Found

By | August 16, 2013

The chipmunk-sized Rugosodon eurasiaticus is the oldest representative of a prolific and long-lasting mammalian lineage.

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New Carnivorous Mammal Discovered

By | August 15, 2013

The olinguito, misidentified by zookeepers and museum curators for nearly a century, is the first new carnivorous mammal discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.

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