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Mississippi Flows Backwards

By | August 31, 2012

Hurricane Isaac’s winds made the Mississippi River reverse for 24 hours this week.

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Science and the GOP Platform

By | August 31, 2012

Republicans unveil their quadrennial list of policy positions, and it toes the party line on some science issues while upping support for others.

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Glass Shape Speeds Drinking

By | August 31, 2012

The shape of the glass holding your favorite brew can affect how quickly you get drunk.

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Creating Sperm from Skin

By | August 30, 2012

Researchers create early stage sperm cells from induced pluripotent stem cells, raising hopes that infertile men could be fathers.

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Green Cities Reduce Pollution

By | August 30, 2012

Trees and bushes growing in the world’s metropolises reduce air pollutants by 8 times more than previously realized.

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Resisting TB

By | August 30, 2012

A study finds that drug-resistant tuberculosis is more prevalent than current estimates suggest.

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The Danger of Vaccine Exemptions

By | August 30, 2012

Are states with less rigorous rules about which children can claim an exception from vaccination in kindergarten putting communities at higher risk of childhood disease?

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Boston to Test Bioterror Sensors

By | August 29, 2012

Federal officials will release harmless bacteria into subway tunnels beneath the Northeastern city to test new sensors designed to detect biological agents.

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Epigenetic Drug Improves Cholesterol Levels

By | August 28, 2012

Results from a Phase II trial for cardiovascular disease with an epigenetic target therapy show promise.

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Diabetes Researcher Repeated Figures

By | August 28, 2012

The Office of Research integrity sanctions a Joslin Diabetes Center researcher for fudging data in retracted papers.

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