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  • Society News

    Finalists chosen to compete in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search

    Teens from 18 states will soon face off in the finals of the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Prizes have been bumped up markedly this year: Each of the three top awards is $150,000 and, taken together, the prizes now total more than $1 million.

    The 40 finalists will visit Washington, D.C., from March 5...

    02/04/2015 - 12:00 Science & Society
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    Online causes may attract more clicks than commitments

    The Save Darfur Cause on Facebook had all the makings of a slam dunk cyber success. More than a million people joined the social media site’s digital movement a few years ago to save the people of Sudan’s Darfur region from mass slaughter.    

    There was a hitch in Facebook’s humanitarian giddy-up, though: The vast majority of people who enlisted in the Save Darfur Cause recruited no one...

    06/27/2014 - 14:04 Psychology, Networks, Science & Society
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    Whaling back to the future

    The International Whaling Commission begins its60th meeting Monday amid hopes — and fears — that this year will be different.

    The commission’s delegates gather in Santiago, Chile, for five days for their annual review of whale hunting rules.

    Formed as an international body to set quotas and regulate the whaling industry, the commission, with 81 member...

    06/23/2008 - 15:21 Life & Evolution, Humans & Society
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    Undignified Science

    There's an old saying that no good deed goes unpunished. Here's a related bit of sadomasochistic wisdom: No research finding, good or not, goes public without eventually yielding unforeseen consequences that leave researchers either shaking their heads or spinning in their graves. This investigational-degenerative process has a long, colorful history. Alexander Graham Bell would have rung up...

    12/16/2003 - 09:56 Humans & Society
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    Undignified Science

    There's an old saying that no good deed goes unpunished. Here's a related bit of sadomasochistic wisdom: No research finding, good or not, goes public without eventually yielding unforeseen consequences that leave researchers either shaking their heads or spinning in their graves. This investigational-degenerative process has a long, colorful history. Alexander Graham Bell would have rung up...

    12/16/2003 - 09:56 Humans & Society
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    Prenatal Cares: Popular painkillers linked to miscarriage

    Women trying to get pregnant or who are in the early stages of pregnancy should avoid taking certain painkillers, a new study suggests. Researchers in California report that women who took aspirin, ibuprofen, or related pain-fighting medications around the time of conception or in the early weeks of pregnancy were more likely to have a miscarriage than others were.

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    08/20/2003 - 10:07 Biomedicine
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    Plight of the Untouchables

    In China, few of the increasing number of people infected with the AIDS virus identify themselves publicly. If word leaks out that a person has contracted the virus, whether or not AIDS symptoms are apparent, dire consequences follow. School officials bar infected students from classes. Supervisors summarily fire infected employees. Close friends and neighbors join with local officials to...

    10/23/2001 - 08:52
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    The Whale's Tale

    11/06/1999 - 00:00
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    Back Matter

    01/09/1999 - 00:00
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    Back Matter

    09/12/1998 - 00:00