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Male Lineage Not Younger Than Females

By | August 2, 2013

Two genomic studies place the divergence of men from their most recent common ancestor nearer in time to that of women, though the field is far from a consensus.

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Week in Review: July 29–August 2

By | August 2, 2013

The violence of climate change; the value of ethnic diversity in science; a sampling of newly sequenced genomes; be wary of the classic correlation-causation trap

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Astrophysicist Nominated to NSF Helm

By | August 1, 2013

President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate former Purdue president France Cordova to lead the National Science Foundation.

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Famed Indian Biologist Dies

By | August 1, 2013

Obaid Siddiqi, regarded as one of the founders of modern biology in India, has passed away at age 81.

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Lab-Grown Ear

By | August 1, 2013

Scientists used a titanium wire framework to help ears made from collagen and sheep cartilage cells maintain their shape.

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Neurologist Charged with Murder

By | August 1, 2013

A neurologist at the University of Pittsburgh is accused of using cyanide to kill his wife, a fellow neurologist at the same institution.

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The Roots of Monogamy

By | July 31, 2013

A new analysis suggests that infanticide drove the evolution of pair living in some primate species, though another study reaches a different conclusion.

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EU Considers Curbing Antibiotic Use

By | July 30, 2013

The European Medicines Agency has recommended that farmers stop using the antibiotic colistin prophylactically, citing human health concerns.

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Turmoil for AIDS Conference Organizers

By | July 30, 2013

Conflict between former conference organizers has shuttered a website that has come to serve as a resource for the HIV/AIDS community.

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A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s?

By | July 30, 2013

Circulating microRNAs could help doctors diagnose the neurodegenerative disease.

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