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Navel Bugs

By | November 12, 2012

A new study reveals a large mix of microbes in most human belly buttons.  

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Setback for Malaria Vaccine

By | November 9, 2012

The malaria vaccine under development by GSK and the PATH initiative only protects about one in three babies, though some researchers say those odds are better than nothing.

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Rate Your Workplace Today!

By | November 9, 2012

Only two weeks left to participate in The Scientist’s 2013 survey for best place to work in the life sciences.

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Extra Vaccine Halts Mumps Outbreak

By | November 8, 2012

A third dose of the MMR vaccine given during an intense outbreak appears to have provided herd-immunity to control the spread of the disease.

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Sandy’s Impact on Science

By | November 5, 2012

More stories surface about how last week’s super storm is affecting research up and down the coast—and how science is fighting back.

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Book Excerpt from The Science of Consequences

By | November 1, 2012

In Chapter 2, "Consequences and Evolution: The Cause That Works Backwards," author Susan M. Schneider places evolutionary theory in terms of the science of consequences.

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Capsule Reviews

By | November 1, 2012

Spillover, Answers for Aristotle, Who’s in Charge? and Science Set Free

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Microbial Awakening

By | November 1, 2012

Successive awakening of soil microbes drives a huge pulse of CO2 following the first rain after a dry summer.

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Military Mind Wars

By | November 1, 2012

How neuroscience research can inform military counterintelligence tactics, and the moral responsibilities that accompany such research

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PCR Usage and Preferences

By | November 1, 2012

Quantitative real-time technology dominates the market today but digital PCR is on the rise.

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