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Lions Up Close

By | March 15, 2012

An armored, remote controlled contraption fitted with a camera snaps dangerously close pictures of lions in Masai Mara.

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New Frog Species in NYC?

By | March 15, 2012

Genetic data support designating a New York City-area leopard frog as a unique species.

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A Call to Ban Synthetic Biology

By | March 15, 2012

More than 100 environmental policy organizations call for greater oversight and regulation of synthetic biology.

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New Human Species?

By | March 15, 2012

Researchers have analyzed centuries-old human remains found in China and suggest adding a member to our evolutionary tree.

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Lab Animal Transport Ends

By | March 15, 2012

The last company that ferried research animals into the UK halted service after pressure from an animal rights group.

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FDA Approves New Gum Grafts

By | March 14, 2012

A new gum graft technique promises to give patients with receding gums a less-painful surgical alternative.

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Electric Molluscs

By | March 14, 2012

Snails with implanted electrodes generate electricity via metabolism.

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Archaean Prey

By | March 13, 2012

Animals can and do eat Archaea.

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Top Science Policy Concerns

By | March 13, 2012

A selection of 40 top science policy questions that need to be addressed were selected and published by researchers last week.

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Ozone Defender Dies

By | March 13, 2012

Nobel Laureate Sherwood Rowland, who first demonstrated that the ozone layer could be destroyed by chemical pollutants, passes away at age 84.

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