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Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?

By | April 24, 2013

Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.

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Italy Animal Lab Trashed

By | April 24, 2013

Animal-rights activists devastate a psychiatric research lab at the University of Milan.

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Building a Better Network

By | April 23, 2013

NIH Director Francis Collins and colleagues announce plans to create a health-care research network to connect patients, doctors, and clinical researchers.

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Naturalist’s House for Sale

By | April 22, 2013

One of the surviving UK homes of pioneering but long-overlooked evolutionary theorist Alfred Russel Wallace is on the market.

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Turnover at Romanian Funding Agency

By | April 22, 2013

The National Research Council of Romania is looking to replace the 19 members that resigned last week in protest of retroactive budget cuts to existing grants.

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Did Inbreeding Royals Evolve?

By | April 22, 2013

A new study suggests that in the Spanish Habsburg royal family, natural selection may have diminished the most harmful effects of inbreeding.

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Families and Dogs Share Microbiota

By | April 22, 2013

Spouses, children, and canine companions spread commensal bacteria to one another.

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Science Funding Criteria Challenged

By | April 19, 2013

Republican representatives question how the NSF reviews grants.

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Settlement Reached in Misconduct Case

By | April 19, 2013

A cancer researcher found guilty of misconduct has reached a settlement with the ORI that allows him to apply for federal research funding.

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Week in Review: April 15–19

By | April 19, 2013

Measuring consciousness; unethical data splitting; the deliciousness of beer; autism mutations linked to cannabinoid signaling; arming animals against electron microscopes

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