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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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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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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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Obama Seeks Science Stimulus

By | February 14, 2012

President Obama released his proposed 2013 budget request, featuring a 1 percent increase in research spending overall.

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Open Access for All?

By | February 14, 2012

New legislation would make all federally funded research publicly available within 6 months of publication.

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Darwin Day Celebrations

By | February 13, 2012

As institutions around the world start celebrations of Darwin Day, New York reveals a digitized catalog of Darwin’s scientific manuscripts.

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How the Zebra Got Its Stripes

By | February 9, 2012

Zebras may have evolved their striped coat to avoid blood-sucking flies.

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