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It’s Elementary

By | January 10, 2013

Maria Konnikova says the field of psychology has something to learn from great works of fiction.


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Opinion: Diagnostics Needed

By | January 10, 2013

Resource-limited countries are in desperate need of better diagnostic tests for life-threatening illnesses.


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Repoopulation Remedy

By | January 9, 2013

Transplanting synthetic stool made of beneficial microbes cures deadly diarrheal infections in two patients.

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The Sodium Cycle

By | January 8, 2013

Researchers uncover weekly and monthly rhythms of sodium retention and excretion in participants of space simulations.


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Neuroscientist Faked Data

By | January 8, 2013

A researcher who studied neurodegenerative diseases made up results from experiments yet to take place in order to apply for more funds.


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Lab Safety in the Spotlight

By | January 4, 2013

An international survey suggests that labs may not be safe as researchers think.

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Game On

By | January 3, 2013

Check out some of the games being used in serious scientific research, education, and treatment.


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Rita Levi-Montalcini Dies

By | January 1, 2013

The neurophysiologist who earned a Nobel Prize for discovering nerve growth factor has passed away at age 103.


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A Dime a Dozen

By | January 1, 2013

Affordable diagnostic tests tackle the world’s most pressing health problems.


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Book Excerpt from The Dawn of the Deed

By | January 1, 2013

In the final chapter of his book on the origins of vertebrate sex, author and paleontologist John Long pays homage to the humble placoderm, which got the erotic ball rolling.


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