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Through the Eyes of a Giant

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 15, 2013

A new play explores the mind of the father of modern physics through his interactions—factual and imagined—with a curmudgeonly colleague.

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Open-Review Journal Launched

By Edyta Zielinska | February 13, 2013

A new journal that publishes peer review comments alongside its manuscripts goes live.


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Do Mice Make Bad Models?

By Dan Cossins | February 11, 2013

A study suggests that some mouse models do not accurately mimic human molecular mechanisms of inflammatory response, but other mouse strains may fare better.


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Opinion: From Polymerase to Politics

By Kumar Sukhdeo | February 11, 2013

Why so few scientists make the leap to policy-making positions, and why more should give it a try


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Some Girls Better at Science

By Jef Akst | February 5, 2013

Globally, 15-year-old girls outscored boys in 43 of the 65 countries tested.


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New TB Vaccine Fails Trial

By Dan Cossins | February 4, 2013

One of the most advanced tuberculosis vaccines has failed to protect infants from getting the disease in a clinical trial, but it may be effective in adults.

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Book Excerpt from A#@holes

By Aaron James | February 4, 2013

In Chapter 1, “A Theory,” author Aaron James constructs a working definition for the type of person that earns the ignominious moniker.

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Genetics-Poverty Link Questioned

By Edyta Zielinska | February 3, 2013

Harvard geneticists and anthropologists challenge the work of two economists who say there’s a link between genetic diversity and wealth.

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NIH Bias Challenged

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2013

A new study disputes findings of a 2011 analysis suggesting that black researchers are funded less than their equally qualified white peers.


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A Chill Issue

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 1, 2013

The very cold, the merely chilled, and the colorful


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