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Indiana Senate Backs Creationism Bill

By | February 2, 2012

Origin of life theories from a wide range of religions may be taught alongside evolution in the state.

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MRSA Found in Antibiotic-free Meat

By | February 2, 2012

Just because meat is labeled “antibiotic-free” doesn’t mean it’s antibiotic-resistant superbug-free.

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What the Brain Hears

By | February 1, 2012

By recording nerve impulses in sound-processing regions of the brain, researchers can recreate the words people think.

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There and Back Again

By | February 1, 2012

A new study estimates the number of generations necessary to evolve from mouse-sized to elephantine, and shows that it’s quicker to get small.

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Federal Biosecurity Panel Speaks

By | February 1, 2012

The US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity explains why it recommended redacting the details of studies reporting on a highly transmissible H5N1 strain.

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Novel Cystic Fibrosis Drug Approved

By | February 1, 2012

After a lightning-fast approval, the first medicine to treat an underlying cause of the disorder hits the market.

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$785 Million for Tropical Diseases

By | January 31, 2012

A public-private partnership including 13 pharmaceutical companies pledge more than $785 million to fight neglected tropical diseases.

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More Trouble for Nevada Institute

By | January 31, 2012

The founders of the Institute that housed chronic fatigue researcher Judy Mikovits are being sued for embezzlement.

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Resignations Over AIDS Denial

By | January 31, 2012

A member of an Italian journal’s editorial board resigns in protest of a paper denying the link between HIV and AIDs.

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Students Get Science Digitally

By | January 30, 2012

Digital textbooks finally coming into their own.

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