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Two studies show that eating a diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates is linked to a longer, healthier life, and...
Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
The new atlas, which shows the distribution of important trace metals and other substances, is the first product of...
Early in April, the first of a fleet of environmental monitoring satellites will lift off from Europe's spaceport in...
Since 2000, U.S. government health research agencies have spent almost $1 billion on an effort to churn out thousands...
Magdalena Koziol, a former postdoc at Yale University, was the victim of scientific sabotage. Now, she is suing the...
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Doggie DNA Fingers Those Who Don't Scoop Poop
24 February 2014 2:30 pm
Naples, Italy, is finally cracking down on a terrible sidewalk nuisance—dog droppings—with a truly scientific approach. According to The New York Times, every pup in the city will be given a blood test to create a DNA database of dogs and their owners. When piles are cleaned up off the streets, they’ll be tested to see if they match any canine on file. If so, the owner will face a fine of about $685. The city is already seeing a drop in dog doo-doo even though waste testing has yet to begin.
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