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While trolling Google Reader yesterday, I spied something in the Knight Science Journalism Tracker (powered mainly by well-known science writer Charlie Petit) that hit a …

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The combined annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the New Horizons in Science conference (sponsored by the Council for the Advancement …

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My oldest daughter is a thumb-sucker. It never really bothered me or my husband, and neither her physician or dentist (surprisingly) have expressed great concern …

Seems the notion that genetically speaking boys are better than girls in math is a myth. Stanford biologist Robert Sapolsky, PhD, writes in a column …

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Francis Collins has been the director of the NIH for nearly two months. Yet he’s already punched a number of his accomplishments on a twenty …

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In an experiment to encourage people to take the stairs rather than the escalator, Volkswagen Sweden and ad agency DDB Stockholm transformed subway station stairs …

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Anti-smoking laws passed during the past two decades by more than 70 percent of the country are effective in saving lives, according to a new …

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Between my job here and all the pregnancy/parenting books I've consumed over the past three years, I thought I knew all the pros and cons …

I wrote below about the unusual number of women recognized during the 2009 Nobel Prizes. Since then, another woman , Elinor Ostrom, PhD, shared the …

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