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Role of Nurture in Spatial Abilities

By Tia Ghose | August 29, 2011

In matriarchal societies where women receive equal education, there is no difference in spatial abilities between men and women.

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Black Death Pathogen Extinct?

By Tia Ghose | August 29, 2011

The Yersinia pestis strain extracted from the bones of Black Death victims may no longer exist.

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Climate Stirs Civil Conflict

By Jef Akst | August 26, 2011

Civil unrest is twice as likely during warm El Niño years.

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Bug Fest 2011

By Edyta Zielinska | August 25, 2011

Earlier this month (August 13-14) thousands of children and bug-loving adults descended on the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, where all manner of insect—dead, alive, and deep fried—were on display to be looked at, touched and, yes...eaten.

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Beetle Mania

By Edyta Zielinska | August 25, 2011

Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences was crawling with bugs, and The Scientist went down to join in the fun.

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NIH Finalizes Conflict Rules

By Bob Grant | August 25, 2011

America's key federal biomedical research agency officially releases its new policy on conflicts of interest.

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Religion and Disease

By Cristina Luiggi | August 25, 2011

Deadly epidemics can have a profound impact on people’s choice of religion.

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Cutting Back in Academia

By Jef Akst | August 23, 2011

The National Academy of Sciences will propose a plan for cutting back costs at state universities.

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Beer Yeast Identified

By Jef Akst | August 23, 2011

A new yeast species found in Patagonia appears to be the missing half of the long-used lager yeast.

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Opinion: The Water Deficit

By David Molden | August 23, 2011

Current farming practices draw too much of the world’s freshwater supplies to be sustainable. A change is needed to support growing agricultural demand.

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