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  • Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.

     Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.
    James Watson is one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. He is also a peevish bigot. History will remember him for his co-discovery of the structure of DNA, in 1953. This week, Watson is ensuring that history, or at least the introduction...
  • Nova wins $8.5 million grant to study Gulf of Mexico

    Nova wins $8.5 million grant to study Gulf of Mexico
    A fund established by the British oil company BP after the catastrophic 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico has awarded Nova Southeastern University $8.5 million for research projects. A team led by the university's highly regarded Oceanographic Center...
  • Hidden video camera provides a close-up look at condor living

    Hidden video camera provides a close-up look at condor living
    A new reality TV show unfolded this year in a cave in a sandstone cliff about 75 miles northwest of Los Angeles. While home alone and waiting for his parents to return with carrion for dinner, an energetic young male California condor played games on...
  • Northfield native wins $50K National Geographic prize

    Northfield native wins $50K National Geographic prize
    Northfield native Charles Engelman said he is still in shock after he was selected as the winner in a national contest sponsored by National Geographic, in which he will receive a $50,000 grant to launch his "dream expedition." "To be completely honest,...
  • For the record

    Lyft for Work: An article in the Nov. 14 Business section about ride-sharing firm Lyft adding corporate customers said Adobe was a launch customer. After publication, Lyft issued a correction stating that Adobe participated as a pilot partner in the...
  • New species of frog found in New York City -- first time since 1882

    New species of frog found in New York City -- first time since 1882
    Some people might travel to tropical islands to discover new species. Not Jeremy Feinberg. The Brooklyn-based ecologist found a species of frog that was brand-new to science right in New York City.  The recently discovered frog is known colloquially...
  • For some students, virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments

    For some students, virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments
    Cal State L.A. biology students are breeding fruit flies to learn how mutations, such as white eyes or curved wings, are passed to future generations. On other campuses, subjects on treadmills are monitored for changes in blood pressure and heart rate....
  • Sen. Tom Coburn's unjustified attack on scientists

    To the editor: Biologist Terrie M. Williams' response to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and his "wastebook" demagoguery should draw the attention of responsible and thinking Americans. ("As species decline, so does research funding," Op-Ed, Nov. 6) Who do...
  • Sci-fi meets wi-fi in a mind over gene experiment

    Sci-fi meets wi-fi in a mind over gene experiment
    Playing a computer game or letting your mind go to its happy place might one day ease a migraine, administer drugs or prevent epileptic seizures, according to Swiss bioengineers who pulled off a strange mind-over-gene trick. The researchers took...
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sued over Mexican gray wolf recovery plan

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sued over Mexican gray wolf recovery plan
    Conservation organizations on Wednesday sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to force it to complete a long overdue, legally required recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, the lobo of Southwestern lore. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in...
  • Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different

    Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different
    One idea gaining currency among psychologists and political scientists is that Democrats and Republicans are politically polarized because they are fundamentally different. As one science journalist concluded after reviewing the literature: "A large...