Science & Society

  1. Science & Society

    In many fields of science, it’s always the year of the rat

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  2. Science & Society

    2011 Science News of the Year: Science & Society

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  3. Science & Society

    Scientists’ TV image isn’t really as diabolical as they sometimes worry

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  4. Science & Society

    Science Ink

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  5. 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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  6. Science & Society

    Aftermath of ancient eruption offers lessons in adapting to disaster

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  7. Science & Society

    Alexandra Witze, Earth in action

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  8. Science & Society

    A prescription for complexity: public health and climate change

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  9. Science & Society

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

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  10. Science & Society

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

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  11. Science & Society

    Blood Work

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  12. 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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