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Speaking of Science

By | January 1, 2012

January 2012's selection of notable quotes

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Magnetic Swimmers Cultured

By | December 22, 2011

For the first time, researchers culture a bacteria that uses a magnetic sulfide compound to navigate.

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Cornell to Build NYC Research Campus

By | December 21, 2011

New York City major names Cornell University as the winner of the year-long competition for rights to build a new sci-tech research facility in the city.

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The Companies that Failed

By | December 20, 2011

A roundup of eight biotech companies that didn’t make it through this year's continuing tough economic times

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Universities Roll-back Pharma’s Fees

By | December 20, 2011

Research universities are removing the licensing fees they charged industry companies for working with their scientists.

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Monkeys Track Radiation

By | December 16, 2011

Scientists near the Fukushima plant are equipping wild monkeys with radiation collars to get better sense of their exposure in the wild.

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Brightness of Buttercups

By | December 13, 2011

Researchers explain the luminous quality of yellow buttercups.

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Top 7 in Ecology

By | December 6, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in ecology, from Faculty of 1000

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Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer

By | November 16, 2011

A new study suggests a possible link between the use of oral contraceptives and rising prostate cancer rates.

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Endangered Snails Accidentally Frozen

By | November 15, 2011

Hundreds of rare giant land snails held in captivity in New Zealand froze to death after the temperature probes in their containers failed.

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