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Astronaut Worms Return from Space

By | December 1, 2011

After 6 months in orbit, Caenorhabditis elegans return to Earth—alive and well.

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EU Seeks $100 Billion for Research

By | December 1, 2011

In the midst of the continent’s economic troubles, the European Commission is pushing for a big rise in science funding.

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Lipitor Patent Expires

By | November 30, 2011

The pharmaceutical darling that has brought billions in revenue to Pfizer over the past 15 years will now share the shelves with its generic competitors.

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Nanomagnets Clean Blood?

By | November 30, 2011

A magnetic nanoparticle is being designed to help draw toxins out of the bloodstream.

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Citizen Science Goes Marine

By | November 30, 2011

A new public science project asks people at home to match whale songs in hopes of better understanding their language.

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Shortness Gene Identified

By | November 29, 2011

Deleted gene regions may cause some people to be of extremely short stature.

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University Settles With Professor

By | November 29, 2011

The University of Oklahoma settles a case against a professor accused of harming students in his research.

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DNA Barcoding Boom

By | November 29, 2011

This week, 450 scientists and industry experts gather at the University of Adelaide in Australia to discuss one of the latest fads in biology—species identification with minimal DNA.

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Psychopathic Pathology

By | November 28, 2011

The brains of psychopaths have a different structure than healthy brains, perhaps explaining their antisocial and impulsive behaviors.

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Evolutionary Pioneer Dies at 73

By | November 28, 2011

Lynn Margulis, an innovative thinker who proposed symbiosis as a major mechanism for speciation, passed away last week.

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