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Fewer PhD Funds for UK

By Jef Akst | August 16, 2011

UK’s Research Councils may fund fewer new doctoral students in the upcoming academic year.

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The Father of Trial Randomization Dies

By Bob Grant | August 15, 2011

Statistician Paul Meier, who championed the random assignment of patients to treatment groups in clinical trials, changed the way the researchers test experimental drugs.

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Love and Crickets

By Cristina Luiggi | August 12, 2011

A new exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia celebrates the work of an artist who is also the world’s authority on grasshoppers and crickets.

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Chasing Grasshoppers

By Cristina Luiggi | August 12, 2011

A conversation with Dan Otte, a South African artist and curator of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Otte also happens to have discovered around 20 percent of the cricket species known to date.

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Turmoil at Brazilian Research Center

By Jef Akst | August 9, 2011

More than 100 researchers have left a neuroscience institute in Brazil in the last couple of weeks, protesting managerial problems they say are thwarting their work.

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Rats Don't Map Altitude

By Jef Akst | August 8, 2011

Rat neurons only weakly respond as the animals climbed upwards, suggesting the brain's map of the environment doesn't account for altitude.

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UK Reforms Copyright Laws

By Jef Akst | August 4, 2011

The United Kingdom is revamping its intellectual property laws for published research.

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How Vampire Bats Find Veins

By Jessica P. Johnson | August 4, 2011

Heat-sensing protein channels in vampire bats allow the flying mammals to find the best place to sink their teeth into their prey.

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Science Education Shift

By Megan Scudellari | August 3, 2011

A new educational framework swaps breadth of scientific disciplines for depth and emphasizes the process of science.

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Estrogen’s New Role

By Jessica P. Johnson | August 2, 2011

The well-studied hormone functions as a neurotransmitter in the brains of zebra finches.

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