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Fukushima Cruise Results In

By | February 24, 2012

Scientists find radioactive elements 600 kilometers from Fukushima—but levels are not harmful to human health.

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New Kind of Cellular Suicide

By | February 23, 2012

Researchers identify a gene that drives a type of cellular suicide that differs from the more commonly observed apoptosis phenomenon.

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New Limbless Amphibians Discovered

By | February 23, 2012

Researchers identify a new family of soil-dwelling, worm-like amphibians in northeast India.

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A Mammalian Longevity Gene?

By | February 23, 2012

Researchers find the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice.

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The Implant Melting Pot

By | February 23, 2012

Dutch company Orthometals recycles and melts down implants left behind after cremation.

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Bioethics Backlash

By | February 22, 2012

Bioethicists debate how to remain impartial as a bioethics journal editor joins company that peddles unproven stem cell therapies.

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How Tigers Get Their Stripes

By | February 22, 2012

For the first time researchers have demonstrated the molecular tango that gives rise to repeating patterns in developing animal embryos.

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Googling Hydrogen Bonds

By | February 21, 2012

Chemists apply Google software to the study of molecules.

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Top Earners Under Review by NIH

By | February 21, 2012

Researchers with millions of grant dollars may face greater scrutiny by the funding agency.

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Canadian Scientists “Muzzled”

By | February 21, 2012

Governmental red tape blocks scientists from discussing their research with journalists, according to an open letter.

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