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Watson’s Potty Mouth

By | January 15, 2013

IBM programmers had to clean up the super computer’s language after it learned profanity on the Internet.

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Climate Change to Continue

By | January 15, 2013

A US federal advisory committee finds that climate change is already impacting the country, and that it’s not about to stop.

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A Call for Gun-Violence Research

By | January 14, 2013

More than 100 scientists signed a letter asking government to increase research on gun violence.

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Researchers Risk Insider Trading

By | January 14, 2013

Academics get paid handsome fees to consult with the financial industry, but run the risk of revealing confidential information that leads to illicit gains.

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JSTOR “Regretted” Fraud Case

By | January 14, 2013

After the suicide of Reddit developer Aaron Swartz, JSTOR says it regrets being involved in the federal computer fraud case against him.  

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Junior Seau Had Brain Trauma

By | January 10, 2013

An NIH study finds that the former NFL linebacker who committed suicide last May had signs of degenerative brain disease.

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Something Fishy Going On?

By | January 10, 2013

Fisheries scientists allege that an official wanted to abolish their department because their research contradicted the findings of other agencies.

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Predator-Savvy Shark Embryos

By | January 10, 2013

Bamboo sharks still developing in their egg cases respond to a predator presence by ceasing movement and even breathing.

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Deaf Mice Hear Again

By | January 10, 2013

A drug applied to the ears of deaf mice has prompted the regrowth of noise-damaged hair cells and resulted in slight improvements in the animals’ hearing.

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Overly Honest Methods

By | January 10, 2013

A trending hashtag on Twitter lets researchers reveal the lighter side of scientific methodology.

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