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Monikers Coined for No-Name Elements

By | November 8, 2011

Elements 110, 111, and 112 on the periodic table are officially named.

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Pioneers Make More Babies

By | November 7, 2011

Women of the French families that colonized Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries had more children and grandchildren than late comers to the region.

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DNA Sequencer Sales Going Down

By | November 2, 2011

Expecting significant cuts to the federal research budget, scientists are scratching expensive DNA sequencers off their wish lists.

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Proposals in for NYC Research Campus

By | November 1, 2011

With bids due last week, the city of New York City will now proceed to choose which university will get to build a high-tech research facility in the city.

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Marriage Affects Crop Diversity?

By | October 31, 2011

Nuptial arrangements between members of African farming communities could have influenced the genetic diversity of the staple crop cassava.

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Free Speech of Scientist Tested

By | October 28, 2011

A judge says a Louisiana State University scientist should not have been fired for speaking out against New Orleans levee construction.

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US-Funded Researcher Salaries to Drop?

By | October 27, 2011

A draft 2012 spending bill would cut the maximum salary paid to biomedical scientists by grants from NIH, CDC, and other federal agencies.

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Orangutans Have Culture

By | October 25, 2011

A study shows that different populations of the Southeast Asian ape display and transmit specific behaviors through generations in a way similar to human cultures.

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Science and Engineering Grads in Demand

By | October 25, 2011

Training in technical fields opens up opportunities in many non-science careers, explaining, in part, why many science grads don't stay in science.

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European Stem Cell Patent Ban Good?

By | October 24, 2011

Following last week’s ruling by the European Court of Justice that research procedures involving human embryonic stem cells cannot be patented, European researchers, lawyers, and investors are striving to put a positive spin on the decision. 

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