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Speaking of Science

By | February 1, 2013

February 2013's selection of notable quotes

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The A@#hole Scientist

By | February 1, 2013

Can a vexing sense of entitlement actually aid in the pursuit of knowledge?

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Why Insects Should Be in Your Diet

By | February 1, 2013

Because of their high protein and fat content and their reproductive efficiency, insects hold great promise for thwarting an impending global food crisis.

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Opinion: Communication Crisis in Research

By | January 30, 2013

The problem threatens progress and stems from both a lack of attention to clear discourse and a scientific culture not focused on critical challenges.

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Opinion: The Successes of Women in STEM

By | January 23, 2013

Women have come a long way, but roadblocks remain

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Treaty to Curb Mercury Pollution

By | January 22, 2013

More than 140 nations agree to a plan to limit global mercury emissions.

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Genetic Deodorant

By | January 18, 2013

People carrying a certain gene variant that dictates fresh underarms are less likely to wear antiperspirant.

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Something Fishy Going On?

By | January 10, 2013

Fisheries scientists allege that an official wanted to abolish their department because their research contradicted the findings of other agencies.

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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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Benefits of Siblings

By | January 10, 2013

Children born under China’s One-Child Policy exhibit more negative personality traits in adulthood than those born prior.

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