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Chelation Therapy Under Scrutiny

By | November 15, 2012

A clinical trial suggesting the heart benefits of the controversial treatment draws criticism from the scientific community.

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Radiation Still High Around Fukushima

By | November 15, 2012

Continued leaks, run off from land, and contaminated sediment on the ocean floor are causing radioactivity levels to remain high in the seas around Fukushima.

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Tracking Sewage Spilled by Sandy

By | November 15, 2012

Researchers at the University of Delaware use satellites to predict the course of raw sewage through the western Atlantic.

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Self-Healing Electronic Skin

By | November 14, 2012

A new type of pressure-sensitive self-healing plastic could be used as synthetic skin to allow people with prosthetic limbs to feel.

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European Research Spends on Errors

By | November 14, 2012

An estimated 360 million Euros from the coffers of EU research funding was spent mistakenly; auditors blame overly complicated funding rules.

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An “Unconscious” Man Talks

By | November 14, 2012

Functional magnetic resonance images of a vegetative patient’s brain communicate to doctors that he’s conscious and not in pain.

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Biobank Yields Results

By | November 13, 2012

The largest collection of genetic and medical data in the United States links telomeres and genetic variants to longevity and disease.

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Charles Darwin for Congress

By | November 13, 2012

Nominated as a write-in candidate as a protest against the anti-science incumbent, famed naturalist Charles Darwin won 4,000 congressional votes in a Georgia county.

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Coconut Gene Bank Threatened

By | November 13, 2012

A deadly bacterial disease is knocking at the door of a crucial collection of coconut palms in Papua New Guinea.

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Navel Bugs

By | November 12, 2012

A new study reveals a large mix of microbes in most human belly buttons.  

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