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Playing Sides on Arctic Research

By | August 13, 2012

A polar bear researcher is being investigated for opposing oil and gas industry research initiative in the Arctic, while supporting a similar proposal from NOAA.

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UV Radiation Frying Marine Life

By | August 13, 2012

A study suggests that increased UVB radiation from the sun is behind the decline of many marine species.

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Gene Variation within a Tree

By | August 13, 2012

The root system of a tree species is genetically different than the leaves of that individual, potentially modifying scientists’ understanding of evolution.

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Pharma's Fake Innovation Crisis?

By | August 13, 2012

Two medical professors contend that the pharmaceutical industry is really suffering from a drive to make only marginal improvements to existing drugs.

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Stressed Men Prefer Heavier Women

By | August 9, 2012

Men subject to psychological stress rate heavier women as more attractive, and find a greater range of body sizes desirable.

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Drinking Better Bacteria

By | August 9, 2012

Researchers analyzing the bacteria in municipal drinking water find simple measures can increase beneficial bacteria while reducing pathogenic strains.

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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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