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Environmental Visionary Dies

By | September 26, 2011

Wangari Maathai, a human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, started a movement to plant more than 30 million trees and generate nearly 1 million jobs.

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Virologist Charged with Campaign Fraud

By | September 23, 2011

A Medical University of South Carolina researcher is charged with illegal campaign contributions and grant fraud.

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Research Fund Used for Political Ends

By | September 19, 2011

Research money from the oil industry was used by University of Calgary academics to promote skepticism about human-caused climate change.

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Chinese Biosafety Concerns

By | September 14, 2011

A bacterial outbreak at a Chinese University prompts the firing of administrators and highlights more systemic concerns.

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FDA to Revamp Rare Disease Efforts

By | September 12, 2011

The US government agency vows to improve the way it facilitates the development and approval of drugs for orphan diseases.

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Yale Accused of Not Protecting Women

By | September 8, 2011

The family of a female Yale student who was murdered by a male coworker is suing the university for not doing enough to prevent the tragedy.

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Turkish Scientists Protest Gov’t Takeover

By | September 7, 2011

The Turkish Academy of Sciences fears it will lose its autonomy under new government management.

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Oil Spills: Research and Protests

By | September 1, 2011

Millions are pumped into research on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and high-profile arrests are made amid demonstrations fighting the construction of a new pipeline.

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Climategate documents released

By | August 26, 2011

Data and other files connected to the work of climatologist Michael Mann have been released to a conservative think tank that sued to gain access.

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NIH Finalizes Conflict Rules

By | August 25, 2011

America's key federal biomedical research agency officially releases its new policy on conflicts of interest.

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