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“Extinct” Toad Rediscovered

By | June 21, 2012

A yellow-bellied dwarf toad, last sighted in 1876, is rediscovered in Sri Lanka.

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Gene Patents Back in Court

By | June 19, 2012

A public interest legal group has renewed the fight against DNA patenting.

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UK Gov’t Supports Open Access Plan

By | June 19, 2012

The UK government releases its recommendation that open access be “the main vehicle for the publication of research,” though it warns of the costs that could entail.

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West Coast Marine Threat

By | June 18, 2012

Rising ocean acidity along the California coast may wreak havoc in the region’s oyster populations.

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The Ecology of Fear

By | June 15, 2012

Grasshoppers in fear of predation die with less nitrogen in their bodies than unstressed grasshoppers, which can affect soil ecology.

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NIH gets $100 Million More

By | June 14, 2012

The Senate approves an increase of about 0.3 percent for the 2013 NIH budget, but the Department of Energy doesn’t fare as well.

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Manipulating Eggs to Avoid Disease

By | June 13, 2012

A United Kingdom ethics council approves altering human egg cells, which could allow doctors to correct mitochondrial disease in IVF patients.

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A Greener Arctic

By | June 11, 2012

Algal blooms are appearing under the ice in the Arctic Ocean in areas thought to receive too little light to support photosynthetic life.

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25,000 Sign OA Petition

By | June 6, 2012

A petition to require researchers funded by US federal science agencies to share their results now has enough signatures to prompt a response from the White House.

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Scientist Fabricates Cancer Data

By | June 1, 2012

A postdoc at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital is found guilty of falsifying his findings in a lung cancer study.

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