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Electric Dolphins?

By | July 27, 2011

Like many fish and amphibians, the Guiana dolphin can sense low levels of electrical activity in the water—an ability not previously reported in true mammals.

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Latitude Affects Human Eye Size

By | July 27, 2011

People living near the Earth’s poles, where days are often short and light often low, have larger eyes and visual cortices than those closer to the equator.

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An Overhaul for Human Research?

By | July 26, 2011

Proposed rules would streamline human research and strengthen protections for study subjects, according to the US government.

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Science’s Robin Hoods

By | July 26, 2011

Hackers take to downloading academic articles and making them freely available on the Web.

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Patents Expire for Big Name Drugs

By | July 25, 2011

As seven of the world’s top selling drugs expire over the next year, prescription prices are set to drop while generics fill in.

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Regulating the Humanized

By | July 25, 2011

A UK panel puts forth guidelines for research that use experimental animals harboring human cells and tissues.

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Do Heat Waves Spur Violence?

By | July 25, 2011

Are the triple digit temperatures provoking people to do their worst?

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US Visa Rules Hinder Science?

By | July 25, 2011

Indian researchers argue that applying for new visas every year is an insult to international scientists.

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Report Faults BBC Science Coverage

By | July 22, 2011

Journalists should focus more on accurately representing the science of climate change and vaccinations and less on impartiality, a new review finds.

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Hope Prevents Stroke?

By | July 22, 2011

New data suggest that optimism may lower the risk of stroke.

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