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Turkish Scientists Protest Gov’t Takeover

By | September 7, 2011

The Turkish Academy of Sciences fears it will lose its autonomy under new government management.

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Bacteria Clean Up

By | September 7, 2011

Hair-like extensions on microbes that remove uranium and other metals from contaminated groundwater could one day help clean up after radiation spills.

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Acne Treatments Lack Science

By | September 7, 2011

Common acne treatments aren’t backed by sufficient comparative studies on their safety and efficacy.

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Hypoallergenic Dogs Overhyped?

By | September 6, 2011

A study finds that homes with dogs billed as hypoallergenic harbor just as many allergens as those housing other breeds.

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Digit Ratio and Sex Hormones

By | September 6, 2011

Men and women may have different finger-length ratios as a result of different sex hormone exposure during early embryonic development.

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Flaws in Climate Questioning Paper

By | September 6, 2011

A recent paper that fueled skepticism about the severity of climate change predicted by current models contained fundamental errors and false claims.

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Tobacco Company Versus Academia

By | September 6, 2011

The makers of Marlboro cigarettes are asking researchers at a Scottish university to disclose data on children’s thoughts on tobacco marketing.

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Genetics Paper Retracted

By | September 2, 2011

Due to statistical errors, a Science paper claiming that mutation is responsible for genetic variation is retracted.

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9/11 Firemen More Prone to Cancer

By | September 2, 2011

Firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the event’s aftermath have higher rates of cancer.

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Synthetic Sausages

By | September 2, 2011

Meat cultured from stem cells in the lab may hit the market in the next year.

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