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The Upside of Suicide

By | March 20, 2013

Researchers show that a bacterium’s self-sacrifice can benefit its community, even when the members are not strongly related.

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Disputed Research Ends in Tragedy

By | March 14, 2013

A biomedical researcher whose Nature paper was called into question was found dead in his lab.  

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Plagiarism in Successful NSF Proposals

By | March 10, 2013

Using plagiarism detection software, the NSF’s internal watchdog has found almost 100 suspicious cases among the 8,000 projects the agency funded in 2011.

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Sequencing the Underdogs

By | March 8, 2013

Transcriptome studies reveal new insights about unusual animals whose genomes have not been sequenced.

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Algae Get Help to Go to Extremes

By | March 7, 2013

A red alga appears to have adapted to extremely hot, acidic environments by collecting genes from bacteria and archaea.

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Gel Drama

By | February 26, 2013

A mysterious case of proteomics plagiarism leads to an odd timeline for a retraction.

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Opinion: Cooperating to Study Cooperation

By | February 20, 2013

Physicists and biologists are working together to understand cooperation at all levels of life, from the cohesion of molecules to interspecies interactions.

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Appendix Not Totally Useless

By | February 15, 2013

The small organ evolved too many times for it to be an accident, but it’s still unclear what it does.

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Placental Ancestor Found

By | February 11, 2013

A small insect-eating animal is the common ancestor of whales, elephants, dogs, and humans.

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Physiologist Faked Data

By | February 5, 2013

A Case Western Reserve University researcher is found guilty of altering the number of samples and results to inflate the statistical significance of his findings.

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