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Dotting “i”s and Crossing “t”s

By Bob Grant | September 17, 2012

As federal budgets tighten, the US government is getting serious about enforcing reporting and administrative rules that accompany academic grants.

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A Funding Reboot

By Beth Marie Mole | September 5, 2012

Scientists ask the NSF to reconsider a granting mechanism they say could hurt junior faculty.

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Dogs Improve Beach Sanitation

By Edyta Zielinska | September 4, 2012

Canines that chase away seagulls have been helping to reduce the amount of bird droppings, which can carry disease and lead to beach closures.

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From Plants and Fungi to Clouds

By Cristina Luiggi | August 31, 2012

Salt compounds produced by plant and fungus species help form organic aerosols that form clouds and produce rain.

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Calif RAs to Get Union Rights?

By Bob Grant | August 27, 2012

The California legislature takes steps to broaden the ability of graduate students to unionize by extending collective bargaining rights to research assistants.

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Mothers-In-Law and Menopause

By Hayley Dunning | August 23, 2012

Competition for resources between mothers- and daughters-in-law having children at the same time could have been a driver for the emergence of menopause.

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Paul Ryan's Science Report

By Hayley Dunning | August 20, 2012

The presumed vice-presidential candidate gets a mixed review on science funding and attitudes.

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Zoo Virus Swap

By Cristina Luiggi | August 17, 2012

A polar bear in a German zoo dies after contracting a virus normally found in zebras.

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More Mutations in Fukushima Butterflies

By Edyta Zielinska | August 15, 2012

Researchers have found an increase in butterflies with unusual wing shapes, legs, and antennae than before the nuclear disaster.

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Gene Variation within a Tree

By Edyta Zielinska | August 13, 2012

The root system of a tree species is genetically different than the leaves of that individual, potentially modifying scientists’ understanding of evolution.

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