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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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Cities Affect Global Weather Currents

By | January 28, 2013

The heat emanating from large metropolitan areas may be changing weather patterns thousands of miles away.

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Stats Are Right Most of the Time

By | January 28, 2013

A new analysis suggests that only 14 percent of published biomedical results are wrong, despite prominent opinions to the contrary.

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Neurologist Faked Stroke Data

By | January 28, 2013

A University of Wisconsin neuroscientist is found guilty of falsifying Western blots as part of his stroke research, and has requested the retraction of two papers.

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Pfizer Scientist Dies

By | January 25, 2013

Genetics researcher and senior vice president of the pharmaceutical giant, David Cox, has passed away unexpectedly at age 66.

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Researcher Meets Gruesome End

By | January 25, 2013

An infectious disease scientist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was brutally murdered in her home.

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