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UK Ponies Up for Open Access

By | September 10, 2012

The United Kingdom government has devoted £10 million towards the goal of making all of the research it funds open access by next spring.

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Democrats Approve Party Platform

By | September 6, 2012

The Democratic Party reveals its positions on key policy issues, including those that affect the lives and work of scientists.

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A Funding Reboot

By | September 5, 2012

Scientists ask the NSF to reconsider a granting mechanism they say could hurt junior faculty.

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Dogs Improve Beach Sanitation

By | September 4, 2012

Canines that chase away seagulls have been helping to reduce the amount of bird droppings, which can carry disease and lead to beach closures.

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Down and Dirty

By | September 1, 2012

Diverse plant communities create a disease-fighting "soil genotype."

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Good Vibrations

By | September 1, 2012

Researchers are learning how species from across the animal kingdom use seismic signals to mate, hunt, solve territorial disputes, and much more.

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From Plants and Fungi to Clouds

By | August 31, 2012

Salt compounds produced by plant and fungus species help form organic aerosols that form clouds and produce rain.

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Science and the GOP Platform

By | August 31, 2012

Republicans unveil their quadrennial list of policy positions, and it toes the party line on some science issues while upping support for others.

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Stalking Sharks

By | August 30, 2012

Researchers monitor the movement of the Pacific’s largest predators and share the information with the world in real time.

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Mothers-In-Law and Menopause

By | August 23, 2012

Competition for resources between mothers- and daughters-in-law having children at the same time could have been a driver for the emergence of menopause.

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