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Botanical Blueprints, circa 1843

By | February 1, 2012

Anna Atkins, pioneering female photographer, revolutionized scientific illustration using a newly invented photographic technique.


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Genghis Jon

By | February 1, 2012

By helping Mongolians cultivate an understanding of their native insect fauna, scientists hope to protect the country's unique yet fragile ecosystems.

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Science Afield

By | February 1, 2012

Portable wet-lab kits allow even soldiers stationed in war zones to earn college science credits.


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Speaking of Science

By | February 1, 2012

February 2012's selection of notable quotes


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Sweet and Sour Science

By | February 1, 2012

Japanese researchers unravel the mystery of miracle fruit.


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Resignations Over AIDS Denial

By | January 31, 2012

A member of an Italian journal’s editorial board resigns in protest of a paper denying the link between HIV and AIDs.


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Opinion: Celebrities Pushing Drugs?

By | January 30, 2012

Celebrity spokespeople for pharma companies can manipulate the public’s understanding of disease.


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A Peer Review Revolution?

By | January 24, 2012

A new social network provides a novel forum for science publishing and peer review.


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JSTOR For Free

By | January 17, 2012

JSTOR, the online archive of scholarly journal articles, is offering free but limited access to its database.


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Britain Announces New University

By | January 5, 2012

The UK’s universities minister announces a plan for a new science and tech university funded entirely by non-government dollars.


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