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Floods Threaten Thai Innovation Hub

By | October 17, 2011

A campus housing several national research institutes and private companies braces for rising waters in the Southeast Asian country.

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Two Postdocs Accused of Misconduct

By | October 17, 2011

Postdocs at two US research institutions are accused of misrepresenting scientific findings.

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Cellular Origins of Giant Viruses?

By | October 16, 2011

The largest virus to be sequenced prompts researchers to consider whether giant viruses were once full-fledged living organisms.

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New Journal Ratings Questioned

By | October 5, 2011

A new system of ranking scientific journals irks some metrics experts.

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Placebos Use Pot Receptor

By | October 5, 2011

Some pain-relief placebos work in part by activating a cannabinoid receptor, stimulating the same pathway as marijuana.

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Makeup Enhances Likability

By | October 5, 2011

The first study of how cosmetics influence others' perceptions a woman’s personality suggests that makeup can make a difference.

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Drug Shortages Plague Research

By | October 5, 2011

Dwindling stocks in more than a dozen cancer drugs are delaying clinical trials.

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Crystal Structure Discovery Earns Nobel

By | October 5, 2011

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Daniel Schechtman for the identification of quasicrystals.

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Chronic Fatigue Researcher Fired

By | October 4, 2011

Researcher who found connection between virus and chronic fatigue fired for not releasing her research samples.

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Genetic Alarm Clock

By | October 4, 2011

Researchers identify a gene that wakes people up from sleep each day.

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