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Foot Fungus Revealed

By | July 2, 2013

A new study profiles the garden of fungal organism that grows on human feet.

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Bird Song Explains Why Babies Babble

By | July 2, 2013

Both birds and children struggle to learn transitions between syllables, practicing them extensively as they learn to speak or sing.

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Dutch Fraudster Scientist Avoids Jail

By | July 2, 2013

Disgraced social psychologist Diederik Stapel will avoid a trial in Dutch court for fabricating data on dozens of scientific papers.

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U.K. Backs Three-Person IVF

By | July 1, 2013

The United Kingdom is drawing up draft guidelines for mitochondrial transfer procedures to prevent mothers passing on diseases to their children.  

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Fly Leg Sensors Recognize Mates

By | July 1, 2013

Male fruit flies use a sensory system in their legs to help determine whether a potential mate is from a different species.

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New European Science Budgets

By | July 1, 2013

The recently announced science budgets for the UK and the larger EU are protected from major cuts but still disappoint some research advocates.

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Lampreys Heat Up Before Mating

By | June 28, 2013

Fatty tissues on backs of male fish get warmer in the presence of potential partners.

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Mice Cloned From Blood Drops

By | June 28, 2013

Mice have been cloned from single drops of blood taken from their tails using the same technology that produced Dolly the sheep.

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Week in Review, June 24–28

By | June 27, 2013

Ancient genome sequenced; obesity and cancer; unethical survey from anti-plagiarism service; questionable drug mechanism; NIH chimps to retire

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New “Legal Highs” On The Rise

By | June 27, 2013

Amateur chemists are creating new recreational drugs at such a rate that governments cannot keep up.  

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