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Eco-friendly Flush

By | August 17, 2012

A solar-powered toilet that converts human waste into electricity snags first place—and $100,000—at the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge.

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Embryonic Stem Cells Survive Freezing

By | August 16, 2012

Even after 18 years of frozen storage, human embryos can still produce viable stem cells for drug screening and biomedical research.

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Protecting the World’s Oceans

By | August 16, 2012

An international group of researchers gives a score to coastal nations for their contribution to ocean health, and identifies main concerns.

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Pharma Whistleblower

By | August 16, 2012

A former manager at Genentech claims the company bypassed ethical and clinical guidelines in order to rush a promising drug through clinical trials.

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HIV Drugs Go Generic

By | August 16, 2012

Patent expirations of one HIV drugs will make the disease cheaper—but also more cumbersome—to treat.

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The Spying Egg

By | August 15, 2012

Scientists place a silicon-filled computerized egg in a swan nest to learn about the birds’ hatching process.

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More Mutations in Fukushima Butterflies

By | August 15, 2012

Researchers have found an increase in butterflies with unusual wing shapes, legs, and antennae than before the nuclear disaster.

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Prayer Takes Precedence Over Science?

By | August 14, 2012

A Bill of Rights amendment reaffirming the right to pray could have negative consequences for the teaching of evolution.

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Too Many Applicants, Not Enough Money

By | August 14, 2012

The rise in the amount of federal money requested through research grants is due to a rise in the overall number of applicants.

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Sanctioned Psychiatrist Off Restriction

By | August 14, 2012

Charles Nemeroff, who was barred from receiving grants for 2 years in 2008, snags $401K from the NIH to study PTSD.

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