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18 Sep 2014
Vol. 345 #6203
Biologist Russell Gray uses evolutionary ideas to probe the origin of languages and complex thinking.
Outsmarting the placebo effect
Can a genetic test to predict a person's level of placebo response help new drugs win approval?
All eyes on shooting stars
By tracking meteorite falls, camera and radar networks help searchers find precious fragments.
Harmful mutations can fly under the radar
With more sensitive genetic tests, researchers are hunting the roots of disease in the human “mosaic.”
Who are the science stars of Twitter?
Science communicators and some highly cited researchers, but few women, make top 50 most followed list.
Ebola vaccine: Little and late
Scaling up production of Ebola vaccines and treatments will take many months.
Play it again, Uncle Sam
Prominent academics recommend growth in federal basic research budget that matches previous golden era
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