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  • 15 Jan 1999

    The longtime editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), George Lundberg, was fired today for publishing a report detailing a survey of college students' attitudes about sex, which the authors presented as a contribution to "the current public debate regarding whether

  • 9 Dec 1998

    A nearly complete skeleton, including skull, of what may be a 3.5-million-year-old human ancestor has been discovered in a South African cave. The bones, described at a press conference yesterday in Johannesburg, are the most complete set of hominid remains that are this old.

  • 5 Nov 1998

    In a new entry to the enduring controversy over who exactly wrote Shakespeare's plays, a researcher has come up with circumstantial evidence--based on astronomical references in the plays--that favor the leading alternative candidate, Edward DeVere, 17th Earl of Oxford.

  • 10 Sep 1998

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--In what surely will make depressing reading for aspiring researchers, a report released here today by the National Research Council (NRC) argues that the supply of newly minted Ph.D.s in the life sciences vastly outstrips the availability of desirab

  • 26 Aug 1998

    Some entrepreneurs might get dollar signs in their eyes at the thought of being the first to offer pet cloning services. Now one lucky scientist--Mark Westhusin, director of the cloning lab at Texas A&M University in College Station--is realizing the dream. A wealthy U.S.