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Home Cookin’

By | October 1, 2012

Laboratory-raised populations of dung beetles reveal a mother's extragenetic influence on the physiques of her sons.

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Pixel Perfect

By | October 1, 2012

Presenting the best life science images and videos of 2012

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True Colors

By | October 1, 2012

The biological and social ramifications of skin pigmentation are too often ignored by scientists, teachers, and the general public.

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Swapping DNA in the Womb

By | September 27, 2012

A new study finds male genes in women’s brains, the first evidence of microchimerism in the human brain.

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Solving Irreproducible Science

By | September 26, 2012

Will the recently launched Reproducibility Initiative succeed in cleaning up research and reducing retractions?

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Opinion: Cell Phone Health Risk?

By | September 25, 2012

Security concerns during the Cold War may have led to the generation of misinformation on the physiological effects of microwave radiation from mobile phones.

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Gender Bias when Hiring Scientists

By | September 21, 2012

Both male and female researchers are less likely to hire a female candidate than a male candidate with the same experience.

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Dotting “i”s and Crossing “t”s

By | September 17, 2012

As federal budgets tighten, the US government is getting serious about enforcing reporting and administrative rules that accompany academic grants.

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Neglected Babies Develop Less Myelin

By | September 17, 2012

Mice raised in isolation from their mothers developed cognitive deficits similar to those of babies raised in orphanages where physical contact is infrequent.

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Scientists "Spin" Results

By | September 13, 2012

A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.

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