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'Not Fighting For Just Sarah': Rating Transplant Priorities

Sarah Murnaghan's spirit can be summed up by her personalized Monopoly character: a three-legged silver pig that can stand on its own.<p>"Everybody sort of expects her to decline here, and she does, but she fights back every time," says her mother, Janet.<p>Sarah, who has cystic fibrosis, has a reason to …

Aquarium Sculptors Create Coral For Conservation Awareness

Most aquarium visitors are there to see sharks, sea turtles, fish and other marine life. But at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, there's another star attraction: Coral.<p>The Aquarium's Blacktip Reef exhibit will open later this summer, and give visitors a look at an Indo-Pacific coral reef. But …

My own genome project

In the almost year-long lead-up to having my whole genome sequenced, I have no fears about it. Or at least just a couple of tiny wobbles that I …

Amazon Fires: 3 Percent Burned in Past 12 Years, NASA Says

Fires have burned three percent of the Amazon rainforest in the past 12 years, according to NASA.<p>Researchers at the space agency said that the …

Forests

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

Nasa's Opportunity rover finds Martian water appropriate for the origin of life

Opportunity has made one of its greatest scientific discoveries so far. Clay minerals in a rock called Esperance clearly indicate that neutral water …

Trust in science would be improved by study pre-registration

In an ideal world, scientific discoveries would be independent of what scientists <i>wanted</i> to discover. A good researcher would begin with an idea, …

New Books Party: books received this week

Below the jump, I mention the books that I received recently in the mail as gifts or as review copies, or that I purchased somewhere. These are the …

Are school science practicals a complete waste of time?

"For many children, what goes on in the laboratory contributes little to their understanding of science". This was the damning conclusion of Dr Derek …

Vaccine to end curse of Delhi belly

A vaccine against one of the main causes of Delhi belly could end the misery for millions of holiday makers who have their exotic holidays ruined.<p>It is an illness that ruins millions of exotic holidays every year.<p>But Delhi belly could now become a thing of the past as scientists have developed a …

Lions 2013: Simon Zebo called up as cover for wing Tommy Bowe as injuries mount up for tourists

Ireland wing Simon Zebo is expected to arrive in Sydney on Tuesday having been called into the British and Irish Lions squad as cover for Tommy Bowe.<p>Zebo left Houston in Texas today after playing for <b>Ireland</b> in their 15-12 victory over the US Eagles on Saturday as the 23 year-old was called up by …