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New Human Species Discovered

By | August 9, 2012

Fossils from northern Kenya point to a new human species that lived in Africa nearly 2 million years ago.

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School Teachers Release Invasives

By | August 9, 2012

As many as 1,000 different non-native organisms used in the classroom are being released into the wild by school teachers.

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Tenure Not for Life, Court Rules

By | August 9, 2012

An appeals court dismisses the case of a tenured law professor who was challenging her 2006termination.

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Neuroscientist Falsifies Data?

By | August 9, 2012

An investigation of a well-known Dutch brain researcher finds evidence that she misrepresented data in 15 papers, but she is refuting the findings.

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FDA Chiefs Knew About Spying

By | August 8, 2012

Top FDA officials, including Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, were aware the agency was monitoring staff emails discussing the safety of some approved medical devices.

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Texting Wolf

By | August 7, 2012

Swiss scientists create a collar for sheep that detects when they're stressed by wolves, and sends a text message to their shepherd.

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Federal Scientists File Lawsuit

By | August 7, 2012

Opponents of a new law requiring government researchers to publicly disclose personal financial information claim it is an invasion of privacy.

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Bioethics Panel on Genomics and Privacy

By | August 6, 2012

The presidential bioethics brain trust unveils its draft recommendations on the use of whole genome sequencing in clinical care and research.

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Drug Abuse Study’s Ethics Questioned

By | August 6, 2012

An advocacy group claims that heroin addicts participating in a Chinese study were not in a position to give their informed consent.

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Immunologist Falsified Data

By | August 6, 2012

A researcher from the John Wayne Cancer Institute has settled his scientific misconduct case with the Office of Research Integrity.

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