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Lucrative Prize for Life Scientists

By | February 21, 2013

Three Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are offering $3 million to scientists demonstrating excellence in biology and medical research.

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Diverse Leaves May Protect Eucalyptus

By | February 20, 2013

A tree in Australia was found to have genetically dissimilar leaves that varied in attractiveness to herbivores.

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Unlimited Submissions for NIH Grants?

By | February 20, 2013

The National Institutes of Health is weighing a peer-review system where grant proposals, even ones being resubmitted, would be treated as new.

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Ancient Organic Molecules Found

By | February 20, 2013

Sea creatures buried alive roughly 340 million years ago have yielded the longest-preserved organic molecules ever discovered in a complete fossil.

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$32K to Swim in Polluted River

By | February 19, 2013

A Chinese businessman offers a government official a large monetary reward to take a dip in a river that runs through the town of Ruian.

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Braking for Whales

By | February 19, 2013

Fossils of four new cetacean species have been discovered at a road construction site in California.

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Obama to Back Brain Mapping

By | February 18, 2013

A new project to map the activity of the human brain could receive more than $3 billion dollars in federal funds in President Obama’s upcoming budget proposal.

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Appendix Not Totally Useless

By | February 15, 2013

The small organ evolved too many times for it to be an accident, but it’s still unclear what it does.

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MIT Lab Retracts Paper

By | February 15, 2013

A paper describing a new method for imaging synapse formation has been retracted after it emerged that the first author falsified data to prove its effectiveness.

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Prions Involved in Learning

By | February 15, 2013

Properly folded prions aid in normal brain development.

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