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Speaking of Science

By | January 1, 2012

January 2012's selection of notable quotes

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Magnetic Swimmers Cultured

By | December 22, 2011

For the first time, researchers culture a bacteria that uses a magnetic sulfide compound to navigate.

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Egyptian Research Institute in Flames

By | December 20, 2011

A Napoleonic-era research institute in Cairo caught fire, risking hordes of irreplaceable manuscripts.

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Top Science Scandals of 2011

By | December 19, 2011

A list of this year's most high-profile retractions and controversies in science

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The Evolution of Drug Resistance

By | December 18, 2011

Researchers use whole-genome sequencing to keep tabs on the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

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US Suspends New Chimp Research

By | December 15, 2011

The decision comes after a committee found that the vast majority of research can be done without using chimpanzees.

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A Graduate Student Union?

By | December 14, 2011

Michigan’s employment commission is exploring whether graduate students at state schools have the right to unionize.

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Darwin Didn't Plagiarize Wallace

By | December 13, 2011

19th century shipping records defy the claim that Charles Darwin stole some of Alfred Russel Wallace's ideas to craft his theory of evolution.

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Why People Lost Their Fur

By | December 12, 2011

The need for ancient humans to keep cool during the day might explain their lack of body hair but not why they walked on two feet.

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HHS Overrules FDA on Plan B

By | December 10, 2011

Despite scientific evidence that Plan B emergency contraception is safe for women of all ages, the department of Health and Human Services declined to approve it for over-the-counter use.

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