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Why Mice Like Massages

By | February 1, 2013

Researchers pinpoint a gene marker for neurons sensitive to gentle touch such as grooming.

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Killer Kittens

By | January 31, 2013

Domestic cats kill billions of birds and mammals every year, making them a top threat to US wildlife.

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One Project, Two Grants?

By | January 31, 2013

A new analysis reveals that US funding agencies may sometimes pay for the same project twice, leading to calls for greater oversight of grant duplication.  

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Bulgarian Science Minister Fired

By | January 31, 2013

Charges of corruption and cronyism involving research funding have toppled the Balkan nation’s top science official.

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Samples Snagged from Antarctic Lake

By | January 30, 2013

US researchers have brought up liquid water samples from a body of water sealed beneath nearly a kilometer of Antarctic ice.  

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Humans Adapt to Icy Life

By | January 30, 2013

A genetic analysis of Siberians finds three genes that have evolved to help the populations weather the frigid winters.

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More Money than the Nobels

By | January 30, 2013

A Taiwanese businessman has created a new science award that gives recipients more money than Nobel Laureates.

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Review Retracted for Plagiarism

By | January 29, 2013

The authors of a review article on genome-wide association studies have retracted the paper due to “substantial textual overlap” with other sources.

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Minor Oil Spills Not So Minor

By | January 29, 2013

Satellite images reveal that small oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico are often larger than reported.

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Deadly South Pole Plane Crash

By | January 29, 2013

An aircraft traveling between research stations in Antarctica has gone down, likely killing its three-person crew.

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