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Chronic Fatigue Researcher Fired

By | October 4, 2011

Researcher who found connection between virus and chronic fatigue fired for not releasing her research samples.

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Genetic Alarm Clock

By | October 4, 2011

Researchers identify a gene that wakes people up from sleep each day.

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Ig Nobels Honor Unusual Research

By | October 3, 2011

This year’s Ig Nobel awards recognize research on how a full bladder hinders sound thinking, beetles that mate with beer bottles, and a wasabi fire-alarm.

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NIH Getting Big Boost?

By | October 3, 2011

In a draft spending bill, the federal agency gets a $1 billion increase in 2012.

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Less Money for Nuclear

By | October 3, 2011

Japan passes over nuclear power as it increases spending on scientific research.

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Endangered Species Review Expedited

By | October 3, 2011

The government is on a deadline to review the more than 700 species that researchers have petitioned to be added to the endangered species list.

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Three Share 2011 Medicine Nobel

By | October 3, 2011

The Nobel Assembly reveals three winners of this year's prize in Physiology of Medicine.

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Beetles Stay True to Their Colors

By | September 30, 2011

Fifteen to 47-million-year-old fossil beetles have retained their structural colors almost intact.

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Killing Pests by Disrupting Hibernation

By | September 30, 2011

New synthetic hormones can indirectly kill the corn earworm by disrupting its winter sleep habits.

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Plastics That Heal Like Skin

By | September 29, 2011

Taking their cue from animal vasculature, engineers are building materials that "self-heal" breaks.

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