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  • Who's to blame when fake science gets published?

    Who's to blame when fake science gets published?
    The now-discredited study got headlines because it offered hope. It seemed to prove that our sense of empathy, our basic humanity, could overcome prejudice and bridge seemingly irreconcilable differences. It was heartwarming, and it was utter bunkum....
  • Before Messenger crashes on Mercury, NASA bids spacecraft farewell

    Before Messenger crashes on Mercury, NASA bids spacecraft farewell
    NASA’s Messenger spacecraft is about to end its mission with a bang. After spending more than four years and 4,100 orbits circling the closest planet to the sun, the satellite will crash into Mercury’s crater-pocked surface April 30. NASA...
  • Fossilized whale bone in African desert holds clues to human evolution

    Fossilized whale bone in African desert holds clues to human evolution
    A 22-foot beaked whale that apparently took a wrong turn up an African river about 17 million years ago may offer clues to the climate-change forces that shaped human evolution. Lost for more than 30 years, the fossilized beak with part of the jaw...
  • Vaccine controversy latest collision of politics and science

    Vaccine controversy latest collision of politics and science
    While not exactly motherhood or apple pie, stopping the spread of communicable diseases would seem to be the rare issue that transcends political differences, even in these fiercely partisan times. But the debate that arose this week over childhood...
  • Britain moves toward allowing creation of babies from DNA of 3 people

    Britain moves toward allowing creation of babies from DNA of 3 people
    In a move described as “bold” by supporters and potentially reckless by detractors, Britain’s House of Commons voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people. Lawmakers spent 90 minutes...
  • Bird carcasses along Pacific shore baffle biologists

    Bird carcasses along Pacific shore baffle biologists
    The carcasses of thousands of small birds called Cassin's auklets have been washing ashore over the last few months from Northern California up to the north coast of Washington. Scientists along the Pacific Coast have been trying to determine what is...
  • 'Hey, Mom, wanna peer-review my research paper?'

    'Hey, Mom, wanna peer-review my research paper?'
    One of the supposed strengths of academic publishing is its reliance on a peer-review process. Someone writes a paper or collates research and others in the field assess the work for validity, accuracy and intellectual rigor before a journal publishes it....
  • future date without time [chi-test-mike-story-7]

    Scientists have published a new map of gene variations that influence the risk for various brain diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s. More than 200 researchers & testers involved—in Project ENIGMA–(for Enhancing Neuro Imaging...
  • One day, we could have super beer, thanks to scientists' study of yeast

    One day, we could have super beer, thanks to scientists' study of yeast
    The most critical ingredient in beer is also the least understood. Without the biological marvel that is Saccharomyces cerevisiae -- brewer’s yeast -- beer would simply be grainy soda pop, but brewers didn’t even know that yeast existed...
  • Indulge your inner kitchen geek: Genuine Ideas is the place

    Indulge your inner kitchen geek: Genuine Ideas is the place
    Have you ever wanted to stick a thermocouple in a carrot and chart the rate at which it heats in a steamer, in a pot of boiling water and in a hot oven? Does the phrase “latent heat of condensation” fill your heart with joy? Boy, are you...
  • Dinosaur hunter is making prehistory

    Dinosaur hunter is making prehistory
    Scott Richardson is up at dawn, standing atop a rocky ridgeline near his base camp, a solitary figure in the slanting light. He surveys a primordial wilderness of dry creek beds and stands of juniper and pinyon pine. "This is dinosaur country," he says,...