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A Call for Gun-Violence Research

By | January 14, 2013

More than 100 scientists signed a letter asking government to increase research on gun violence.

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Universal Flu Vaccines Charge Ahead

By | January 14, 2013

Researchers and biotech companies are bringing a universal flu vaccine closer to reality.

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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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Friend of Science to Lead House Committee

By | January 9, 2013

A conservative republican, and supporter of research, will be the chair of the House appropriations committee that controls the budgets for the National Institutes of Health.

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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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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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Capsule Reviews

By | January 1, 2013

Life's Ratchet, The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix, The Fractalist and Hallucinations

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Sex and the Primordial Ooze

By | January 1, 2013

The rise of copulation as a vertebrate reproductive strategy may have driven crucial evolutionary change and explosive species radiation.

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The End of Days for H5N1 Moratorium?

By | December 21, 2012

Experts in Washington have reached an agreement over how to fund avian influenza research.

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More Polio Vaccine Violence

By | December 20, 2012

Just three days after five people involved in the polio vaccine effort in Pakistan were shot by unidentified assailants, three more are killed.

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