Science & Society

  1. Science & Society

    E.T.? No. Arsenic? Yes. Maybe. Hmmm.

    NASA's bacterium news sparks criticism.

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  2. Science & Society

    2010 Nobels recognize potential of basic science to shape the world

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  3. Agriculture

    A taste of the chocolate genome

    Competing teams have announced the impending completion of the cacao DNA sequence.

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  4. Anthropology

    Genome of a chief

    Ancient DNA experts say they are analyzing a lock of Sitting Bull's hair.

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  5. Science & Society

    Citation inflation

    Many journals – and the authors who publish their novel data and analyses in them – rely on “impact factors” as a gauge of the importance and prestige of their work. However, a new analysis turns up subtle ways that journals can game the system to artificially inflate their impact factor.

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  6. Science & Society

    Students win big at Intel ISEF 2010

    Global high school science competition concludes with top prizes going to projects on cancer-fighting quantum dots, quantum computer algorithms and computer programming.

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  7. Science & Society

    Intel International Science and Engineering Fair begins

    Young scientists converge in San Jose, Calif., where they will compete for over $4 million in scholarships and prizes.

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  8. Science & Society

    Intel Science Talent Search spotlights America’s whiz kids

    Top winner of the enduring high school science competition takes 2010 prize for work on a space navigation system.

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  9. Science & Society

    Don’t know much about…

    A measure of U.S. science literacy has increased - to 28%

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  10. Science & Society

    Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

    In her new book, science writer Rebecca Skloot describes how Henrietta Lacks' cells changed the face of modern medical science.

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  11. Science & Society

    Science literacy: U.S. college courses really count

    Over the past two decades, science literacy in the United States – an estimate of the share of adults who can follow complex science issues and maybe even render an informed opinion on them – has nearly tripled. But – and it’s a big but -- the proportion of people who fall into this category remains small. Just 28 percent.

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  12. Science & Society

    Placement of marine reserves is key

    A study finds that focusing on the heaviest-fished areas can help meet conservation goals.

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