Science & Society

  1. Animals

    Lost to history: The “churk”

    More than a half-century ago, researchers at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center outside Washington, D.C., engaged in some creative barnyard breeding. Their goal was the development of fatherless turkeys — virgin hens that would reproduce via parthenogenesis. Along the way, and ostensibly quite by accident, an interim stage of this work resulted in a rooster-fathered hybrid that the scientists termed a churk.

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    Aftermath of ancient eruption offers lessons in adapting to disaster

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  3. Science & Society

    Alexandra Witze, Earth in action

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  4. Science & Society

    A prescription for complexity: public health and climate change

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  5. Science & Society

    You’re fast enough, you’re smart enough, and doggone it, you can kill zombies

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  6. Science & Society

    Bieber fever and other contagions reveal some things about fame, money, and us

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    Blood Work

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    Youthful ingenuity honored at Intel ISEF

    Young scientists receive awards for insights applicable to cancer treatment, homeland security, water supplies and more.

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    Humans

    Western views of fat adopted around the world, a link between a messy environment and stereotypes, and more in this week's news

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    An update on scientific integrity

    New administration rules are a step in the right direction, but much work remains, says a watchdog group.

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    Humans

    The sophisticated lives of early North Americans, plus third arms and drunken memories in this week's news.

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  12. Science & Society

    Methane from BP spill goes missing

    Latest sampling suggests either that microbes have already devoured the most abundant hydrocarbon produced by the leak — or that researchers have simply lost track of it.

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