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Genetic Deodorant

By | January 18, 2013

People carrying a certain gene variant that dictates fresh underarms are less likely to wear antiperspirant.

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Misconduct Apology

By | January 18, 2013

A neurodegenerative disease researcher found guilty of fabricating results in funding applications has written an open letter of apology and clarification.

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DNA Reveals Ancient Looks

By | January 17, 2013

By analyzing a collection of 24 genetic variations, researchers are able to predict the hair and eye color of long-dead humans.

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President Supports Gun-Violence Research

By | January 17, 2013

The Obama administration announces a $10 million, 23-part plan to curb gun violence in the country.

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Soot a Major Factor in Climate Change

By | January 17, 2013

The black smoky emission is nearly as important as carbon dioxide in driving global warming.

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Spinning Clinical Trials

By | January 16, 2013

Results of breast cancer drug trials are regularly spun to conceal bias and make the drugs seem more effective or less toxic than they really are.

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Renowned Retraction

By | January 16, 2013

Authors retract a decade-old, highly-cited cancer study, admitting sloppy mistakes in the data analysis.

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Does Pot Cause Mental Decline?

By | January 15, 2013

A new study casts doubt on previous research linking early marijuana use to drops in IQ.

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Life Under the Ice?

By | January 15, 2013

A US-led team of explorers are ready to start drilling into one remote Antarctic lake, while Russian scientists are about to analyze samples from another.

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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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