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The Spying Egg

By | August 15, 2012

Scientists place a silicon-filled computerized egg in a swan nest to learn about the birds’ hatching process.

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More Mutations in Fukushima Butterflies

By | August 15, 2012

Researchers have found an increase in butterflies with unusual wing shapes, legs, and antennae than before the nuclear disaster.

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Prayer Takes Precedence Over Science?

By | August 14, 2012

A Bill of Rights amendment reaffirming the right to pray could have negative consequences for the teaching of evolution.

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Too Many Applicants, Not Enough Money

By | August 14, 2012

The rise in the amount of federal money requested through research grants is due to a rise in the overall number of applicants.

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Sanctioned Psychiatrist Off Restriction

By | August 14, 2012

Charles Nemeroff, who was barred from receiving grants for 2 years in 2008, snags $401K from the NIH to study PTSD.

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Playing Sides on Arctic Research

By | August 13, 2012

A polar bear researcher is being investigated for opposing oil and gas industry research initiative in the Arctic, while supporting a similar proposal from NOAA.

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UV Radiation Frying Marine Life

By | August 13, 2012

A study suggests that increased UVB radiation from the sun is behind the decline of many marine species.

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Gene Variation within a Tree

By | August 13, 2012

The root system of a tree species is genetically different than the leaves of that individual, potentially modifying scientists’ understanding of evolution.

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Pharma's Fake Innovation Crisis?

By | August 13, 2012

Two medical professors contend that the pharmaceutical industry is really suffering from a drive to make only marginal improvements to existing drugs.

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Stressed Men Prefer Heavier Women

By | August 9, 2012

Men subject to psychological stress rate heavier women as more attractive, and find a greater range of body sizes desirable.

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