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Ballet Brain

By | September 30, 2013

The areas corresponding to balance in the brains of trained ballet dancers differ from those of non-dancers.

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Steroids Stick Around

By | September 29, 2013

Body-building steroids used to beef up cattle can regenerate themselves in the environment.

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Science Salaries Lag Behind

By | September 27, 2013

Of the STEM fields, biology and chemistry positions tend to pay less than jobs in technology, engineering, and math, according to a new survey.

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Tidal Clocks

By | September 27, 2013

Some marine organisms have internal rhythms that cycle with the tides and are independent of circadian rhythms.

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Week in Review: September 23–27

By | September 27, 2013

Antibiotic cycling makes a comeback in the lab; how life scientists can learn from astronauts; napping to conquer fears; deconstructing the cancer R&D crisis

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Nobel Laureate Dies

By | September 26, 2013

David Hubel, who helped revolutionize the understanding of visual information processing, has passed away at age 87.

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“Genius” Life Scientists Get Grants

By | September 25, 2013

The MacArthur Foundation has awarded six researchers five-year grants worth $625,000 each.

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Microbes May Help Solve Mysteries

By | September 25, 2013

The microbial community composition of a corpse could indicate how long the person has been dead, according to a study on decomposing mice.

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Criminal Hype

By | September 25, 2013

Overstating the benefits of a drug lands a former biotech executive in home detention.

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That New Baby Smell

By | September 25, 2013

New moms’ brains show a stronger response to infant body odor than do the brains of women who aren’t mothers.

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