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There and Back Again

By | February 1, 2012

A new study estimates the number of generations necessary to evolve from mouse-sized to elephantine, and shows that it’s quicker to get small.

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Book Excerpt from Pathological Altruism

By | February 1, 2012

In Chapter 1, editors Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, and Michael McGrath introduce the concept of well-intentioned behaviors that go awry.

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Killing with Kindness

By | February 1, 2012

Studying the evolution of altruistic behaviors reveals how knee-jerk good intentions can backfire.

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More Trouble for Nevada Institute

By | January 31, 2012

The founders of the Institute that housed chronic fatigue researcher Judy Mikovits are being sued for embezzlement.

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Gain a Chromosome and Adapt

By | January 30, 2012

Research in yeast shows that aneuploidy is both a consequence of and an adaptation to stress.

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Ind. Senators Vote for Creationism

By | January 27, 2012

A committee in the Indiana state legislature OKs a bill aimed at getting creationism into public school science classes.

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The Making of a Trait

By | January 26, 2012

Populations of organisms acquire beneficial traits repeatedly and rapidly through co-evolution with other species and through gene interaction.

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HHMI to Fund International Labs

By | January 25, 2012

Twenty-eight international scientists win HHMI funding to set up own research labs overseas.

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NIH Funding Hits All-Time Low

By | January 23, 2012

Grant success rates at the national funding agency dropped to a mere 18 percent in 2011, the lowest ever.

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Europe Funding Illegal Israeli Lab

By | January 23, 2012

Critics are shaming the European Commission for directing research funds to a laboratory operating in the occupied West Bank.

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