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Science Afield

By | February 1, 2012

Portable wet-lab kits allow even soldiers stationed in war zones to earn college science credits.

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Speaking of Science

By | February 1, 2012

February 2012's selection of notable quotes

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Swarming Mongolia

By | February 1, 2012

For the past decade and a half, a crew of about 20 entomologists, water ecologists, and other specialists converges on the shorelines of Mongolia’s lakes, rivers, and streams, just when swarms of aquatic insects do the same.

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Sweet and Sour Science

By | February 1, 2012

Japanese researchers unravel the mystery of miracle fruit.

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The View From Above

By | February 1, 2012

Satellite imagery is giving biologists a whole new perspective on the phenomena they study.

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Resignations Over AIDS Denial

By | January 31, 2012

A member of an Italian journal’s editorial board resigns in protest of a paper denying the link between HIV and AIDs.

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Opinion: Celebrities Pushing Drugs?

By | January 30, 2012

Celebrity spokespeople for pharma companies can manipulate the public’s understanding of disease.

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A Peer Review Revolution?

By | January 24, 2012

A new social network provides a novel forum for science publishing and peer review.

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JSTOR For Free

By | January 17, 2012

JSTOR, the online archive of scholarly journal articles, is offering free but limited access to its database.

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Dengue-resistance Spreads in Mosquitoes

By | January 11, 2012

Researchers engineer a bacterium that can arm the majority of the insect population with dengue resistance, and stop the virus’s spread to humans.

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