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Marriage Affects Crop Diversity?

By | October 31, 2011

Nuptial arrangements between members of African farming communities could have influenced the genetic diversity of the staple crop cassava.


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US-Funded Researcher Salaries to Drop?

By | October 27, 2011

A draft 2012 spending bill would cut the maximum salary paid to biomedical scientists by grants from NIH, CDC, and other federal agencies.


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How Probiotic Yogurt Works

By | October 26, 2011

Researchers show that the bacterial species in probiotic, fermented dairy products may alter gene expression and metabolism in native gut microbiota.


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Best Places Surveys Are Closed

By | October 25, 2011

The Scientist's 2012 Best Places to Work surveys have closed.


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Orangutans Have Culture

By | October 25, 2011

A study shows that different populations of the Southeast Asian ape display and transmit specific behaviors through generations in a way similar to human cultures.


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Science and Engineering Grads in Demand

By | October 25, 2011

Training in technical fields opens up opportunities in many non-science careers, explaining, in part, why many science grads don't stay in science.


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Climate Change Not Exaggerated

By | October 21, 2011

A study funded by climate change skeptics confirms that global warming is happening at the rate questioned by "Climategate."


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Protection for Big-Screen Virus

By | October 19, 2011

Researchers find an antibody that may protect against a virus similar to the one featured in the movie Contagion.


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Cuts to US Science Loom

By | October 19, 2011

As Congress prepares a strategy to trim the national deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade, legislators suggest cuts to government research.


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Brain Structure Linked to Facebook

By | October 18, 2011

The number of friends one has on Facebook correlates with the size of certain brain regions—and the number of friends made in real life.


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