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Ancient Jelly Simplifies Animal Tree?

By | September 9, 2011

A newly discovered fossil of a nearly 600-million-year-old comb jelly ancestor may call for scientists to rethink early animal evolution.

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Dutch Scientist Fired for Faking Data

By | September 8, 2011

A psychologist whose splashy findings on human nature routinely made the news has been dismissed for falsifying data.

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Get Your Gut Sequenced

By | September 8, 2011

A new non-profit endeavor is calling for people to get their gut bacteria sequenced for the sake of science.

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Yale Accused of Not Protecting Women

By | September 8, 2011

The family of a female Yale student who was murdered by a male coworker is suing the university for not doing enough to prevent the tragedy.

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Big Boost to African Cassava Project

By | September 7, 2011

Philanthropic organizations devote millions to a research project aiming to develop genetically modified, virus-resistant versions of a Sub-Saharan staple crop.

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Turkish Scientists Protest Gov’t Takeover

By | September 7, 2011

The Turkish Academy of Sciences fears it will lose its autonomy under new government management.

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Bacteria Clean Up

By | September 7, 2011

Hair-like extensions on microbes that remove uranium and other metals from contaminated groundwater could one day help clean up after radiation spills.

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Acne Treatments Lack Science

By | September 7, 2011

Common acne treatments aren’t backed by sufficient comparative studies on their safety and efficacy.

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Hypoallergenic Dogs Overhyped?

By | September 6, 2011

A study finds that homes with dogs billed as hypoallergenic harbor just as many allergens as those housing other breeds.

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Digit Ratio and Sex Hormones

By | September 6, 2011

Men and women may have different finger-length ratios as a result of different sex hormone exposure during early embryonic development.

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