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H7N9’s Lineage

By | May 2, 2013

An analysis of the novel virus indicates it’s descended from at least four different bird flu strains.

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Jamestown Settlers Practiced Cannibalism

By | May 2, 2013

Newly discovered remains provide the first hard evidence that the ill-fated colonists of the 17th century resorted to eating human flesh when their food supply ran out.

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Release of Drug Data Blocked

By | May 2, 2013

A court ruling that stops the European Medicines Agency from releasing data from two US companies calls into question the agency’s push for transparency.

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Obama Backs Science

By | May 1, 2013

In a recent speech, the President defended spending on science and the peer-review process.

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Toddler Gets Synthetic Windpipe

By | May 1, 2013

Doctors culture a custom-made trachea from plastic fibers and human cells, and successfully implant it into a child who was born without the organ.

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Website Tracks Happiness Using Twitter

By | May 1, 2013

The day of the Boston Marathon bombings scored lower on the index than any other day since measurements began nearly 5 years ago.

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Europe to Ban Neonicotinoids

By | April 30, 2013

In the midst of an ongoing debate over the role of the pesticides in the deaths of bees, the European Union will restrict their use for 2 years.

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Chemist to Court Over Assistant’s Death

By | April 30, 2013

A University of California, Los Angeles, researcher could face more than four years in jail for the death of his research assistant in a lab accident.

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Republicans Say Peer Review Isn’t Enough

By | April 30, 2013

Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) is writing legislation to change the rules of the NSF’s grant review process.

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Building Complex Brains

By | April 29, 2013

Manipulating a gene that regulates folding in the cerebral cortex can make mouse brains look more human.

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