The US Supreme Court years ago ruled against applying the death penalty to people unable to understand the legal process. Now it must grapple with the science of how intellectual disability is measured.
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Anti-meningitis campaign in Benin delivers more than 150,000 doses with no losses from excess heat.
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Chinese government to provide incentives for heavy polluters to go green, but analysts question whether its wider air-quality strategy goes far enough.
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Gravitational lensing solves puzzle from the Big Bang’s echo.
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Ambitious initiative targets Pacific currents, regional climate and deep-sea ecology.
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Country’s system of political patronage in science exposed.
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Vote for immigration quotas leads to suspension of talks over Horizon 2020 programme.
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Tricks common to animals from insects to whales could inspire designs for air and water vehicles.
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Japanese research institute launches inquiry after allegations of irregularities in blockbuster papers.
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Model also links avian influenza strains to deadly horse flu.
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Monkey study uses labelled antibodies and routine imaging to track infection and lingering reservoirs of virus.
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Results from Oxford Nanopore's MinION are promising, but fall short of high expectations.
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London Declaration attempts to stem slaughter of wildlife.
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Robot swarms work without supervision or a centralized plan.
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Encounters among populations left marks in the DNA of living people.
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Andreas Kreiter describes his frightening and surreal ordeal at the hands of animal-rights extremists and their political allies.
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The week in science: Italian space head resigns; NIH teams up with big pharma; and US court rules some stem-cell treatments should be regulated as drugs.
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Front-line services being trained in new approach to dealing with decontamination of victims in direct aftermath of an event.
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Sequencing of DNA from Native American ‘Clovis boy’ forces researchers to rethink handling of tribal remains.
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P values, the 'gold standard' of statistical validity, are not as reliable as many scientists assume.
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