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Native Frogs Beat Invasive Toads

By | March 8, 2013

Native Australian frog tadpoles outcompete the tadpoles of the invasive cane toad, suggesting the native frogs could form part of a suburban control program.

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Paleolithic People Were into Fashion

By | March 8, 2013

Ancestral Homo sapiens’ jewelry changed with the times.

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Italian Science Facility Up in Smoke

By | March 7, 2013

In Naples, a complex that housed an interactive science museum, a business incubator, and conference facilities burnt to the ground this week.

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Psychology Grad Student Faked Data

By | March 7, 2013

A young psychologist who studied the effects of motivation and reward on cognitive control is found to have falsified data in three published papers.  

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NIH Funding Spat

By | March 7, 2013

A Republican representative objects to a study he said is politically partisan.

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Insect Wing Kills Bacteria

By | March 6, 2013

The nanoscale structure of a clanger cicada’s wings destroys threatening microbes on contact.

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New Center for Scientific Transparency

By | March 6, 2013

Psychologists have launched a new organization to encourage openness and improve the reliability of findings in their own field and beyond.

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Science Loses Two More

By | March 6, 2013

Oncologist Jane C. Wright and physics Nobel-winner Donald Glaser have died.

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Cancer Research Advocate Dies

By | March 5, 2013

A champion of breast cancer awareness in the African-American community passes away at 63.

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FDA Reform to Boost US Economy?

By | March 5, 2013

Two experts propose replacing Phase 3 trials with smaller, faster alternatives and post-market surveillance to invigorate the pharmaceutical industry.

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