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Week in Review: August 19–23

By | August 23, 2013

The importance of smORFs; America Invents Act and innovation in biotech; birds adjust their behavior to avoid cars; in defense of fundamental science

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UK Scientists Braced for Spending Review

By | June 12, 2013

Reassurances from the chap in charge of government spending have not assuaged researchers’ concerns that Britain’s science budgets will be cut.

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Defending Science Communication

By | June 10, 2013

Following criticism of a National Cancer Institute communications office budget, biologists defend the spending.

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Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps

By | May 23, 2013

Researchers discover a microbe living at -15°C, the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth, giving hope to the search for life elsewhere in the cosmos.

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Price Drop for Sequencing Slows

By | May 16, 2013

The cost of DNA sequencing has gotten more expensive for the first time since records have been kept.

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Plants Communicate with Help of Fungi

By | May 14, 2013

Symbiotic fungi on the roots of bean plants can act as an underground signaling network, transmitting early warnings of impending aphid attacks.  

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Arctic Foxes Suffer from Seafood Diet

By | May 9, 2013

The decline of a population of Arctic foxes isolated on a small Russian island may be due to mercury pollution from their diet of seabirds and seals.

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Meet the New HHMI Crop

By | May 9, 2013

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has tapped 27 biomedical researchers for their scientific excellence.

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Republicans Say Peer Review Isn’t Enough

By | April 30, 2013

Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) is writing legislation to change the rules of the NSF’s grant review process.

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Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?

By | April 24, 2013

Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.

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