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A Blood Test for Cancer?

By | November 30, 2012

Researchers are getting closer to detecting abnormal tumor DNA circulating in the bloodstream.

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GM Study Declared Unsound

By | November 29, 2012

A controversial study that suggested genetically modified (GM) maize causes cancer in rats is dismissed by the European Food Safety Authority.

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The Legacy of Kyoto

By | November 29, 2012

The Kyoto agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions was flawed, but it provides useful lessons for upcoming climate regulation negotiations.

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Your Couch is Trying to Kill You

By | November 29, 2012

Researchers find that banned, flame-retardant chemicals, embedded in sofas and baby products, are still abundant in some US homes.

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Rats Get Placebo Effect

By | November 28, 2012

Rodents experience placebo-induced pain relief, providing a new model with which to investigate the phenomenon.

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Coughing Seashells

By | November 28, 2012

A type of scallop expels water and waste through a sort of cough that could reveal clues about water quality.

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Suspect Sasquatch Sequencing

By | November 28, 2012

Without publishing any data, a Texas-based forensic company claims to have sequenced the genome of Bigfoot.

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More Animal Welfare Problems at UCSF

By | November 27, 2012

Lab inspection reports and internal documents reveal incidents involving the mistreatment of research animals at the University of California, San Francisco.

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NASA Scientists Keep Curiosity Finding Secret

By | November 27, 2012

The Mars rover has reportedly made a major discovery, but the world won’t know what it is until next week at the earliest.

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Microbial Life Beneath the Ice

By | November 27, 2012

Researchers uncover a diverse microbial community living beneath 27 meters of ice in Antarctica’s Lake Vida.

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