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Lost Colony DNA

By | January 1, 2012

Genotyping could answer a centuries-old mystery about a vanished group of British settlers.

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Top People of 2011

By | December 21, 2011

The Scientist recounts the year’s top science prize winners and top-notch scientists that passed away.

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Unsilencing a Gene

By | December 21, 2011

Scientists have found a way to reactivate a gene in mice that is silenced in a neurodevelopmental disorder called Angelman syndrome.

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Top Science Scandals of 2011

By | December 19, 2011

A list of this year's most high-profile retractions and controversies in science

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Japan Declares Fukushima Stable

By | December 19, 2011

The Japanese Prime Minister brings a measure of closure to the accidents at the crippled nuclear power plant.

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Nobel Winner’s Contribution Questioned

By | December 19, 2011

A coauthor of the key paper that led to one of this year’s Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine claims the recipient wasn’t involved in the research.

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Regulating Human Research

By | December 15, 2011

A Presidential Commission suggests improvements to the US system for tracking federally funded research projects involving human subjects.

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Neuroscience Not Ready for the Courtroom

By | December 14, 2011

Certain neuroscience techniques are not robust enough to be used as evidence in a trial, a new report says.

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How Bees Choose Home

By | December 8, 2011

For honeybees, there’s no place like home. And every year, they must find a new one. Now, a study publishing today (December 8) in Science suggests that the honeybee swarms use inhibitory signals when house-hunting, paralleling the human brain’s decision-making process.

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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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