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Inconsistent Evidence

By Jef Akst | January 22, 2014

More than a third of US drug approvals are based on a single large clinical trial, while others require more in-depth study, according to a new report.

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New Suspect in Bee Colony Collapse

By Jef Akst | January 21, 2014

A virus that causes blight in plants may contribute the catastrophic decline of honeybee colonies.

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Older Trees Grow Faster

By Bob Grant | January 20, 2014

Mature trees soak up more CO2 than younger ones, a study shows, overturning a bit of botanical dogma.

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Fewer Female Snail Penises

By Tracy Vence | January 14, 2014

Researchers are now spotting fewer cases of imposex—in which female sea snails develop male sexual organs—as a result of a chemical ban instituted in 2008.

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Large Carnivores Under Siege

By Bob Grant | January 13, 2014

As populations of top predators decline in ecosystems the world over, researchers chart the widespread effects.

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Settlement Signal

By Abby Olena | January 9, 2014

A marine bacterium generates contractile structures that are essential for the metamorphosis of a tubeworm.

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Recognizing Basic Science Contributions

By Andrea Ballabeni, Andrea Boggio, and David Hemenway | January 1, 2014

A “basic bibliography” for new drugs would provide scientists with soft incentives and acknowledge the value of basic biomedical research.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2014

January 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking

By Jef Akst | December 17, 2013

Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.

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Prove Antibacterials are Safe: FDA

By Kerry Grens | December 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is asking companies to produce evidence that their antimicrobial washes do no harm.  

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