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Dinosaurs’ Shiny Black Feathers

By | March 9, 2012

A 130 million-year-old winged dinosaur offers scientist the oldest evidence of iridescent feathers.

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Publishers Fight Open Access Bill

By | March 6, 2012

The Federal Research Public Access Act faces stiff opposition from the Association American of Publishers.

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H5N1 Insiders Speak Out

By | March 6, 2012

NSABB and Congress members voice their opinions about the new developments in the H5N1 research debate.

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Jurassic Parasites

By | March 1, 2012

Fossilized fleas dating as far back as 165 million years provide clues of early flea evolution.

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Checking on Science Ed

By | March 1, 2012

A National Academies of Science panel is nearly done evaluating research institutions with a critical eye on the quality of undergraduate education.

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Anti-Open Access Bill Dies

By | February 29, 2012

Legislators have dropped the Research Works Act, which would have nixed policies that require federally funded research findings to be deposited in public databases.

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University Trims the Fat

By | February 28, 2012

To save money, an Iowa university will shut down its natural history museum and K–12 teacher-training center.

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Cancer Researcher Sued Again

By | February 27, 2012

UPenn has filed suit against the president of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for failing to share intellectual property he developed while at the university.

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Top Earners Under Review by NIH

By | February 21, 2012

Researchers with millions of grant dollars may face greater scrutiny by the funding agency.

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Citizen Science’s New Wave

By | February 17, 2012

Scientists are getting more citizens than ever involved in research projects that could impact their communities.

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