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DNA-based calculator

By | June 7, 2011

The newest DNA computer can calculate square roots.

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All aboard the Fukushima cruise

By | June 6, 2011

Scientists take to the seas to study the effects of Fukushima radiation on local marine life.

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Controversial climate study retracted

By | June 6, 2011

A controversial 2008 climate study is retracted due to plagiarism.

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Drugs target cancer stem cells

By | June 6, 2011

New compounds are showing promise in targeting subpopulations of cancer stem cells.

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The essence of stem cells

By | June 3, 2011

Researchers discover a protein that may allow already-differentiated somatic cells to become stem cells.

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E. coli epidemic baffles doctors

By | June 3, 2011

A highly virulent strain of E. coli that has already killed two people and infected around 800 (most of whom live or had visited northern Germany) has proved an enigma for epidemiologists. 

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Mapping HIV in the US

By | June 3, 2011

A detailed interactive map shows the distribution of people in the United States who are infected with HIV, Wired reports.

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Italian scientists on shaky ground

By | June 3, 2011

Italian seismologists are accused of manslaughter after failing to predict an earthquake that killed 309 people near the Italian city of L'Aquila.

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Cell phones cause cancer?

By | June 3, 2011

A study commissioned by the World Health Organization suggests that electromagnetic fields given off by cell phones may cause brain cancer. 

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Biodegradables not environmentally friendly

By | June 2, 2011

The breakdown of landfill trash by microorganisms may cause significant harm to the environment through the release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, researchers at North Carolina State University claim.

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