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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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The Danger of Vaccine Exemptions

By | August 30, 2012

Are states with less rigorous rules about which children can claim an exception from vaccination in kindergarten putting communities at higher risk of childhood disease?


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Clinical Trial Misfortune

By | August 28, 2012

A human trial of a hepatitis C treatment is shut down after one of the participants died.

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Curiouser and Curiouser

By | August 23, 2012

A review of the new book Curious Behavior, which delves into the quirks of human conduct.


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Cancer-Causing Gut Bacteria

By | August 17, 2012

Mice with inflammatory bowel disease harbor gut bacteria that damage host DNA, predisposing mice to cancer.

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DNA Data Storage

By | August 16, 2012

Researchers code a book into DNA, demonstrating the possibility of using the biological molecule for long-term data storage.


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Do That Again

By | August 15, 2012

A new initiative offers gold stars to researchers willing to have their studies replicated by other labs, but will it fix science’s growing irreproducibility problem?


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Sanctioned Psychiatrist Off Restriction

By | August 14, 2012

Charles Nemeroff, who was barred from receiving grants for 2 years in 2008, snags $401K from the NIH to study PTSD.

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The Eternal Digital Dance

By | August 9, 2012

Choreographer Merce Cunningham achieved a kind of immortality by employing technology to capture a solo dance that he never taught to his pupils.


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Opinion: Bias Is Unavoidable

By | August 7, 2012

Simply disclosing conflicts of interest is not enough.



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