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Down but Not Out

By | February 1, 2011

Cells on standby are surprisingly busy.

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Jaume and the Giant Genome

By | February 1, 2011

A newly minted PhD finds a 150-billion-base-pair-long DNA molecule in a plant.

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Puzzle Me This

By | February 1, 2011

What substance is supposed to have no effect but can make people feel better, has no chance for a big monetary payoff but is worth billions, and is used in virtually every rigorous clinical trial but has no single, universal formulation? 

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The Evolution of Credibility

By | February 1, 2011

The winding path that an interesting result takes to become a bona fide discovery is just one of the topics covered in this new book on the practice of science.

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Synthetic Spirits

By | January 1, 2011

Can we use science to reduce the harms of alcohol?

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The Mindless Machine, circa 1664

By | January 1, 2011

By Vanessa Schipani | January 1, 2011

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Human Effects

By | January 1, 2011

Editor's Choice in Ecology

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Interfering with Cancer

By | January 1, 2011

MicroRNAs may drive the development of leukemia.

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Brave New Drugs

By | January 1, 2011

Intoxicating ideas for saving a billion lives

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The Coming Health Crisis

By | January 1, 2011

Indirect effects of global climate change threaten the health of hundreds of millions of people. The very uncertainty that shrouds this issue must serve as an organizing principle for adaptation to its ill effects.

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