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Electric Molluscs

By | March 14, 2012

Snails with implanted electrodes generate electricity via metabolism.

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Archaean Prey

By | March 13, 2012

Animals can and do eat Archaea.

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Top Science Policy Concerns

By | March 13, 2012

A selection of 40 top science policy questions that need to be addressed were selected and published by researchers last week.

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Ozone Defender Dies

By | March 13, 2012

Nobel Laureate Sherwood Rowland, who first demonstrated that the ozone layer could be destroyed by chemical pollutants, passes away at age 84.

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Self-prescribing Patients?

By | March 13, 2012

The FDA considers making some drugs for diabetes, asthma, and other ailments available over the counter.

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Research is Tough for Dads Too

By | March 12, 2012

A new survey finds that men as well as women scientists struggle to find time for family and life outside of the lab.

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LSD for Alcoholics?

By | March 12, 2012

A retrospective meta-analysis suggests that LSD may aid in treatment of alcoholism.

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Trouble at the CDC?

By | March 12, 2012

Anonymous letters to The Lancet point to problems with the CDC's Center for Global Health, but the agency denies the allegations.

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High Tumor Heterogeneity Confirmed

By | March 9, 2012

One biopsy may not provide enough information about the array of mutations in cancer to devise treatments based on a tumor’s genetic profile.

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Dinosaurs’ Shiny Black Feathers

By | March 9, 2012

A 130 million-year-old winged dinosaur offers scientist the oldest evidence of iridescent feathers.

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