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Book Excerpt from Galileo’s Middle Finger

By | March 10, 2015

In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.

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Week in Review: March 2–6

By | March 6, 2015

Oldest Homo fossils yet; killing foodborne microbes with water; HHS Public Access plans

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Is Anatomy Destiny?

By | March 1, 2015

Alice Dreger, historian of science and author of this month's "Reading Frames," explores the blurry lines between male and female in her 2010 TED talk.

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Speaking of Science

By | March 1, 2015

March 2015's selection of notable quotes

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Stirring the Pot

By | March 1, 2015

How to navigate the slings and arrows of conducting “controversial” research

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Week in Review: February 23–27

By | February 27, 2015

Stem cells in culture; engineered cancer biomarkers; small molecule improves stem cell homing; reproducible bacterial evolution; how human adaptive immunity develops

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Indian Grad Students on Strike

By | February 25, 2015

With a promised pay hike delayed, thousands of Indian PhD students launch protests in New Delhi.

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Week in Review: February 16–20

By | February 20, 2015

Epigenomes galore; one way marijuana affects appetite; anticipating antibiotic resistance; UV exposure, melanin, and harmful mutations

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Week in Review: February 9–13

By | February 13, 2015

Obesity impacts oocytes; how capsaicin causes pain relief; virus helps parasite infect host; Culture Friday

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Week in Review: February 2–6

By | February 6, 2015

How culturing can change cells; nitrogen-fixing bacterium confirmed; long-lived T memory stem cells; head direction cells support brain’s “inner GPS”

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