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European Research Spends on Errors

By | November 14, 2012

An estimated 360 million Euros from the coffers of EU research funding was spent mistakenly; auditors blame overly complicated funding rules.

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An “Unconscious” Man Talks

By | November 14, 2012

Functional magnetic resonance images of a vegetative patient’s brain communicate to doctors that he’s conscious and not in pain.

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Biobank Yields Results

By | November 13, 2012

The largest collection of genetic and medical data in the United States links telomeres and genetic variants to longevity and disease.

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Charles Darwin for Congress

By | November 13, 2012

Nominated as a write-in candidate as a protest against the anti-science incumbent, famed naturalist Charles Darwin won 4,000 congressional votes in a Georgia county.

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Coconut Gene Bank Threatened

By | November 13, 2012

A deadly bacterial disease is knocking at the door of a crucial collection of coconut palms in Papua New Guinea.

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Navel Bugs

By | November 12, 2012

A new study reveals a large mix of microbes in most human belly buttons.  

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Help for Sandy-Stricken Scientists

By | November 9, 2012

The research community is pulling together to support scientists at the hurricane-damaged NYU, but the facility has also come under fire for its lack of preparedness.

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Setback for Malaria Vaccine

By | November 9, 2012

The malaria vaccine under development by GSK and the PATH initiative only protects about one in three babies, though some researchers say those odds are better than nothing.

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Less Influence for High-Impact Journals

By | November 9, 2012

A new study reveals that more and more of the world’s most-cited articles are published outside of high prestige, high impact factor journals.

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Awarding Science Defense

By | November 9, 2012

A psychiatrist and a science writer win the first John Maddox Prize for promoting science despite opposition.  

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