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Finch-Powered Fumigation

By | May 7, 2014

Darwin’s finches use pesticide-treated cotton to line their nests and unwittingly protect themselves against parasitic fly larvae.

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NSF: Researchers Need Regulation Relief

By | May 2, 2014

The National Science Foundation’s governing board calls for the easing of administrative requirements so that scientists can focus on their work.

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Capsule Reviews

By | May 1, 2014

Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

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A Wilder Europe

By | May 1, 2014

An organization hopes to restore natural ecological processes by reintroducing large herbivores to the continent.

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Where the Wild Things Were

By | May 1, 2014

Conservationists are reintroducing large animals to areas they once roamed, providing ecologists with the chance to assess whether such “rewilding” efforts can restore lost ecosystems.

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Something Is Killing Asian Carp

By | April 29, 2014

Half a million invasive silver carp are dead in a Kentucky river, and nobody knows why.

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Week in Review: April 14–18

By | April 18, 2014

Genome-wide effects of trisomy 21; RNA-based signs of transgenerational stress; depression and resilience; a call to overhaul US biomedical research system

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Report: Current Research System “Unsustainable”

By | April 15, 2014

Four prominent academics call for an overhaul of the US biomedical research workforce.

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Opinion: The Pitfalls of Uncertainty

By | April 14, 2014

How to successfully inform policy when scientific evidence is not plainly evident.

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Sebelius Out at HHS

By | April 11, 2014

President’s budget chief set to take over as the US Department of Health and Human Services secretary resigns after ushering the launch of Obamacare.

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