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Confirmed Venomous Crustacean

By | October 22, 2013

Researchers show that a cave-dwelling crustacean may use venom to immobilize and digest its prey.

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Spanish Science Saved

By | October 22, 2013

A last-minute funding boost from Spain’s federal government stalls the shuttering of the country’s largest research organization, but only temporarily.

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NFL Gear Yields Little for Cancer

By | October 16, 2013

Only a small proportion of money made from breast cancer-themed football merchandise actually supports efforts to combat the disease.  

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More Evidence MERS Came from Bats

By | October 10, 2013

Genomic analysis suggests that the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus circulated among bats for a while before jumping to humans.  

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Australia Loses Science Minister

By | September 18, 2013

For the first time since 1931, the incoming Prime Minister of Australia did not appoint a science chief.

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The Price of DNA IDs

By | September 16, 2013

Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?

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Green OA Is Golden

By | September 10, 2013

A new report lauds the UK government’s commitment to open access, but calls its early devotion to the gold model a “mistake.”

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Joint Projects Face Limits

By | September 9, 2013

An agreement between the U.S. and the U.K. on funding international collaborations is subject to political restrictions.

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Week in Review: September 2–6

By | September 6, 2013

More than 320,000 mammalian viruses lurk; evolution of echolocation in bats and dolphins; accumulation of mutations in drug-resistant tuberculosis; senior researchers reluctant to retire

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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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