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Opinion: The Successes of Women in STEM

By Karen Purcell | January 23, 2013

Women have come a long way, but roadblocks remain

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Genetic Deodorant

By Jef Akst | January 18, 2013

People carrying a certain gene variant that dictates fresh underarms are less likely to wear antiperspirant.

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Something Fishy Going On?

By Dan Cossins | January 10, 2013

Fisheries scientists allege that an official wanted to abolish their department because their research contradicted the findings of other agencies.


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It’s Elementary

By Joss Fong | January 10, 2013

Maria Konnikova says the field of psychology has something to learn from great works of fiction.


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Deep Reef

By Beth Marie Mole | January 4, 2013

Scientists discover coral reef off the coast of Australia thriving at a record 125 meters (410 feet) below the surface.


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Lab Safety in the Spotlight

By Dan Cossins | January 4, 2013

An international survey suggests that labs may not be safe as researchers think.

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Book Excerpt from The Dawn of the Deed

By John Long | January 1, 2013

In the final chapter of his book on the origins of vertebrate sex, author and paleontologist John Long pays homage to the humble placoderm, which got the erotic ball rolling.


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Capsule Reviews

By Annie Gottlieb & Bob Grant | January 1, 2013

Life's Ratchet, The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix, The Fractalist and Hallucinations

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Sex and the Primordial Ooze

By John Long | January 1, 2013

The rise of copulation as a vertebrate reproductive strategy may have driven crucial evolutionary change and explosive species radiation.


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More Polio Vaccine Violence

By Jef Akst | December 20, 2012

Just three days after five people involved in the polio vaccine effort in Pakistan were shot by unidentified assailants, three more are killed.


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