A spate of successful public offerings has raised ample funding for biotechnology — and anxiety about when the good times will end.
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Method extends archaeological and linguistic data by tracing early human migration.
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At stake is theory on trade-offs in evolution of intelligence.
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Psychologists find deep connection between scientific method and morality.
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Striking workers have occupied operations building at radio telescope array in Chile.
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Scientists speculate 'US effect' is a result of publish-or-perish mentality.
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Network analysis suggests geography makes grid inherently unstable.
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Carbon dioxide soaked up by seawater will cause plankton to release less cloud-forming compounds back into atmosphere.
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Discovery hints at virus’s source, but how it spreads to humans remains unknown.
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X-ray scattering study suggests insects' wing muscles work by mechanism shared with vertebrate muscle.
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Government reforms to the Russian Academy of Sciences have met with controversy, but some form of change is needed, argues Mikhail Gelfand.
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The week in science: Zoologists identify mislabelled carnivore as new species, leading forensic scientist resigns in China, and Ecuador opens way to drilling in Amazon reserve.
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Gene for small horns lowers sexual fitness but boosts lifespan.
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Researchers rue the reversal of positive reforms.
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In a technical tour de force, Japanese researchers created eggs and sperm in the laboratory. Now, scientists have to determine how to use those cells safely — and ethically.
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Mineral grains from garlic-mustard seeds found in 6,000-year-old cooking pots.
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Evolutionary path shows related virus can infect some mammals, raising concerns about spread.
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New York pioneers system to protect drinking water from adverse weather events.
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Boost for advocates of open-access research articles.
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Gaps in oversight of transgenic technologies allow scientists to test the waters for speciality varieties.
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