Science & Society

  1. Science & Society

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

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  2. Science & Society

    Blood Work

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  3. Science & Society

    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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  4. Science & Society

    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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  5. Science & Society

    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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  6. Science & Society

    Humans

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

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  7. 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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  8. Science & Society

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

    NASA's bacterium news sparks criticism.

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  9. Science & Society

    2010 Nobels recognize potential of basic science to shape the world

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  10. Agriculture

    A taste of the chocolate genome

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

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  11. Anthropology

    Genome of a chief

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

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  12. 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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