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Ancient Butterball

By | November 21, 2012

The star of Thanksgiving was domesticated by Mayans 1,000 years earlier than previously thought.

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Private Labs Are Suffering

By | November 21, 2012

The closure of an independent biomedical research institute near Boston has drawn attention to the similar predicament of other private labs that rely on federal grants.

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Record High for Greenhouse Gases

By | November 21, 2012

The World Meteorological Organization finds that the atmospheric gases behind climate change reached a new record high in 2011.

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Old New Species

By | November 20, 2012

Decades can pass between the discovery of a new animal or plant and its official debut in the scientific literature.

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Nose Cells Help Paralyzed Dogs

By | November 20, 2012

A transplant of cells from the lining of the nose helps dogs with spinal injuries walk again.

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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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