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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Harvard Medical School has recruited an Eli Lilly executive to fill the newly created position of executive dean for research. Although some onlookers have criticized the hiring of endocrinologist William Chin as blurring the line between academia and the drug industry, Harvard officials say Chin is exactly what the school needs to move bench discoveries to the clinic.
Bolivia's brand new space agency has announced that China will build and launch a communications satellite.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a new estimate of the toll for the novel H1N1 flu (left) from its emergence in April 2009 until 16 January.The estimate of 41 to 84 million infected Americans, and fewer than 18,000 deaths, matches the bottom end of a "plausible scenario" explored in a widely read report issued by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in August, one that included much worse death toll of 30,000 to 60,000.
A review of the United Kingdom’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, commonly known as Kew Gardens, calls for the popular tourist attraction to “avoid spreading itself too thinly” in its research efforts and to instead concentrate on strengths such as collections-based science.
(Image Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)