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Collective Robot Behavior

By | August 18, 2014

A swarm of more than 1,000 small, puck-shaped robots can assemble into diverse patterns.

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Chikungunya Vaccine Clears Phase 1

By | August 18, 2014

Early-stage clinical trial yields promising results. 

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The Price Tag of Scientific Fraud

By | August 15, 2014

Each paper retracted because of research misconduct costs taxpayers roughly $400,000, according to a report.

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FDA to Address Female Sexual Dysfunction

By | August 15, 2014

The federal agency will convene a two-day workshop in October to discuss the development of drugs to treat the issue.

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Week in Review: August 11–15

By | August 15, 2014

Early antibiotics lead to obesity; plants communicate with mRNA; how chikungunya spreads; development of the premature infant gut microbiome; bonobo empathy

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Biotech Terminates IPO

By | August 15, 2014

The Israeli firm Vascular Biogenics withdrew its initial public offering after six days of trading. 

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Article Add-ons

By | August 14, 2014

eLife introduces a new article format that allows authors to update their publications as new methods, data, or analyses become available.

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A measure moving through the California legislature requires farmers to obtain a prescription to administer antibiotics to livestock.

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Glowing Plants Firm Gets Venture Backing

By | August 13, 2014

After raising more than $450,000 on Kickstarter, a startup making glow-in-the-dark houseplants attracts seed funding from a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

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“Shark Week” Veers Into Fiction . . . Again

By | August 13, 2014

Researchers claim they were duped into participating in mockumentaries that aired during the Discovery Channel’s weeklong celebration of all things shark.

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