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Yawns More Contagious Among Friends

By | December 7, 2011

People who are emotionally connected are more likely to catch the yawns from one another.


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Brain Evolution at a Distance

By | December 6, 2011

Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.

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Salaries for University Presidents

By | December 6, 2011

Some university presidents are earning more than ever despite their schools’ poor performance.


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Top 7 in Ecology

By | December 6, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in ecology, from Faculty of 1000


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Sleep Aid Revives Unconscious?

By | December 5, 2011

A traditional drug to treat insomnia shows surprising promise in awaking minimally conscious patients.


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Book Excerpt from Radial Symmetry

By | December 2, 2011

Poet Katherine Larson explores the intersection of art and science through the lyrical works "Metamorphosis" and "Crypsis and Mimicry."


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Stapel Paper Retracted

By | December 2, 2011

The Dutch Psychologist who’s made headlines recently for a massive case of scientific fraud has a Science paper retracted.



December 1, 2011

Meet some of the people featured in the November/December 2011 issue of The Scientist.


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Life Sciences Salary Survey 2011

By | December 1, 2011

US salaries are starting to recover after last year’s survey recorded the first-ever drop.


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Science and Stanzas

By | December 1, 2011

A poet finds artistic inspiration in her work as a scientist and new perceptions in the lines and linkages of her art.


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