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REAPING REWARDS  Government funding of basic science enjoys widespread support among U.S. adults, a new survey shows.

Yale medical school library brain samples

HORMONE HISTORY Neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing did pioneering work on the hormone-producing pituitary glands in the early 20th century, as described in a new book. Samples of the brains he studied are now displayed in the Yale medical school library.

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KINGS OF SCIENCE Modern academic science is built as a hierarchy, with experienced, powerful professors leading labs full of younger people — a situation primed for abuse of power.

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