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Why Screams Scare Us

By | July 20, 2015

Analyzing the acoustical qualities of screams and other sounds, researchers pinpoint why people find screams—and emergency vehicle sirens—frightening.

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Genetic Variants Linked to Depression

By | July 20, 2015

Researchers link variations in two genes to cases of major depressive disorder in two large cohorts.

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Russia’s Scientific Squeeze Out

By | July 17, 2015

Lawmakers in the country are moving to blacklist western scientists and foundations that support overseas scholarship.

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Week in Review: July 13–17

By | July 17, 2015

Removing mtDNA mutations; mini brains for studying autism; HIV vaccine selectivity; “speed cells” in rat brain; more

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Renowned Paleontologist Dies

By | July 16, 2015

David Raup, whose contributions to paleontology fundamentally changed the field, has passed away at 82.

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Biotech Buys Autoimmune Firm for $7B

By | July 16, 2015

Celgene has purchased Receptos, developer of an experimental multiple sclerosis drug.

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Krebs Nobel Auctioned

By | July 16, 2015

Proceeds from the sale of Hans Krebs’s Nobel Prize medal will support refugee scientists and student researchers.

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Our Primitive Hands

By | July 15, 2015

New research suggests that the form of the human hand has been around for a lot longer than previously thought.

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TS Picks: July 15, 2015

By | July 15, 2015

Detecting maternal cancer following noninvasive prenatal testing; controversial surgeon returns to research; who owns in-progress research?

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Calorie-Restricted Yeast Live Longer

By | July 14, 2015

Calorie restriction in the organism extends lifespan, supporting a long-standing view that had been challenged by a study published last year.

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