Science & Society

  1. Chemistry

    Concerns over bisphenol A continue to grow

    Recent research finds that the hormone mimic may be more prevalent and more harmful than previously thought, highlighting why BPA is a growing worry for policy makers.

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  2. Science & Society

    Become a guinea pig

    Three NIH researchers argue it should be considered a duty with a social mandate akin to voting.

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  3. Computing

    Asia: One reason America can’t afford to jettison good teachers

    Asia appears to prize science and tech education far more than America does, and the result may be a waning of the West's economic and entrepreneurial dominance.

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  4. Animals

    Swarm Savvy

    How bees, ants and other animals avoid dumb collective decisions

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  5. Science & Society

    Book Review: Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond by Meg Daley Olmert

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  6. Science & Society

    The Great Equations: Breakthroughs in Science from Pythagoras to Heisenberg by Robert P. Crease

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  7. Tech

    Stimulus: Substantial money for research infrastructure

    Two agencies will share more than $1.25 billion to upgrade research equipment and facilities around the nation.

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  8. Science & Society

    AAAS: The New Masters of Science

    A new master's degree program is emerging that is creating "a new type of scientist" and a new professional class.

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  9. Science & Society

    Kids’ gestures foretell better vocabularies

    Toddlers who gesture more at age 14 months possess larger vocabularies when entering school, new research finds.

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  10. Science & Society

    Book Review: Dry Storeroom No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum by Richard Fortey

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  11. Science & Society

    Superstition: Belief in the Age of Science by Robert L. Park

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  12. Science & Society

    2008: Science news of the year

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