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Michael Skinner's claim that chemicals can cause changes to gene expression that persist across multiple generations of animals has stirred excitement—and outrage.
Frog fathers purposefully leave their tadpoles in dangerous waters
Dominant dogs rule
NSF will revert to traditional criteria in reviewing proposals in political science
Today's New Madrid quakes aren't aftershocks of 1811 to 1812 temblors
Paleontologists clash with commercial collectors over the legal sale of dinosaur skeletons and other important fossils
Crustacean has more receptors but sees fewer shades
Listen to a roundup of some of our favorite stories from the week
Ancient cancer still transmitted between dogs today
320,000 cosmic ray measurements become otherworldly duet
Eyes reveal our decisions seconds before we make them
As violence in Syria escalates and the regime increasingly targets academics, an international effort to support Syria's beleaguered scholars with visas, fellowships, and guest appointments is gaining momentum.
Paleontologists fear that a growing commercial fossil industry is swallowing up U.S. fossils and the data they hold.
Genetic findings from research volunteers who die present a conundrum, and there's debate over how to handle that information.
The 2014 budget suggests that the National Institutes of Health is losing its place as first among equals when Congress has additional money to spend on research.
A California advocacy group, Consumer Watchdog, is arguing in a top U.S. appeals court that stem cells isolated by James Thomson should never have been patented.
Research could lead to future of space telescopes
Decline of social networking site just years away, according to mathematical model
Proposal would cut 2030 carbon emissions by 40% and scrap national renewables targets
Species could be vulnerable to extinction
Scientists find a way to separate an object from its physical property
Brightening sun will extinguish all life—but hundreds of millions of years later than predicted
Ceres may be behaving a bit like a comet
In another blow to the once-dominant Russian Academy of Sciences, the science ministry makes all funding competitive, possibly starving academy institutes
A chimeric mouse with a humanized liver offers a novel window into drug toxicity.
Researchers have harnessed the chemical degradation of fossil DNA to determine methylation patterns that may reveal which genes were turned on, or off, in ancient human species.
Soaring cost estimates are jeopardizing the U.S. contribution to ITER, the massive international fusion energy project.
A new find from NASA's Kepler orbiting observatory is the first Earth-sized planet to be detected in the habitable zone of a star.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, on mitigating emissions, finds a few glimmers of hope amid gloomy projections.
Jennifer Francis has made waves linking the melting Arctic to extreme weather around the world. But a storm of criticism has forced the climate scientist to defend her hypothesis.
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