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Gifted in Science

By | September 1, 2012

Researchers look to the emerging phenomenon of "crowdfunding" to pay for their work

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Pleasant to the Touch

By | September 1, 2012

Scientists hope an understanding of nerve fibers responsive only to gentle touch will give insight into the role the sense plays in social bonding.


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Glass Shape Speeds Drinking

By | August 31, 2012

The shape of the glass holding your favorite brew can affect how quickly you get drunk.


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Stalking Sharks

By | August 30, 2012

Researchers monitor the movement of the Pacific’s largest predators and share the information with the world in real time.


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Learning During Sleep

By | August 26, 2012

Information picked up while we slumber can stay with us when we awake, even if we aren’t aware of it.


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Curiouser and Curiouser

By | August 23, 2012

A review of the new book Curious Behavior, which delves into the quirks of human conduct.


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Do That Again

By | August 15, 2012

A new initiative offers gold stars to researchers willing to have their studies replicated by other labs, but will it fix science’s growing irreproducibility problem?


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Sanctioned Psychiatrist Off Restriction

By | August 14, 2012

Charles Nemeroff, who was barred from receiving grants for 2 years in 2008, snags $401K from the NIH to study PTSD.

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The Eternal Digital Dance

By | August 9, 2012

Choreographer Merce Cunningham achieved a kind of immortality by employing technology to capture a solo dance that he never taught to his pupils.


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Neuroscientist Falsifies Data?

By | August 9, 2012

An investigation of a well-known Dutch brain researcher finds evidence that she misrepresented data in 15 papers, but she is refuting the findings.


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