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Texas Censors Environmental Report

By | November 15, 2011

A Texas environmental commission removed mentions of sea level rise and human impacts on climate change in an upcoming environmental report on Galveston Bay.

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Endangered Snails Accidentally Frozen

By | November 15, 2011

Hundreds of rare giant land snails held in captivity in New Zealand froze to death after the temperature probes in their containers failed.

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Chronic Fatigued Researcher Sued

By | November 15, 2011

A research institute has filed a lawsuit against its former employee, Judy Mikovits, who claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Libel Case Against Nature Starts

By | November 14, 2011

A theoretical physicist is suing the journal for an article it ran about his publication practices.

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Environmentally-Friendly Sheep?

By | November 13, 2011

A new model of sheep farming shows that genetic changes can help lower methane production, leading to lower greenhouse gas emission.

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Plant Inspired Waterproofing?

By | November 13, 2011

A floating weed notorious for clogging waterways has inspired a waterproof coating for boats and submarines.

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Pox Vaccine Treats Liver Cancer

By | November 11, 2011

A genetically engineered smallpox vaccine improved the survival of liver cancer patients participating in a phase II clinical trial.

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Another Non-invasive Fetal Test

By | November 11, 2011

Fetal chromosomal microdeletions that can lead to developmental abnormalities are detectable in samples of the mother’s blood.

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NSF Sans Peer Review

By | November 10, 2011

The US science funding agency unveils a new grant program that does away with external peer review.

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Vax-Autism Papers Re-examined

By | November 10, 2011

A US-based group reviews the records of discredited researcher Andrew Wakefield to reassess whether he knowingly misrepresented results.

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