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Why Science Deserves Its Popularity

A friend of mine told me this fantastic joke recently: Werner Heisenberg is driving down the highway and a police officer stops him. “Sir, do you …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

'Bad' protein branches can tangle into networks - Futurity

Models of how proteins fold—and sometimes misfold—reveal branching behavior that may have implications for Alzheimer's and other aggregation diseases.

Sperm block could lead to birth control pill for men - Futurity

A new way to block the transportation of sperm during ejaculation may lead to a contraceptive for men.

Software Scans Journal Papers, Finds 1 In 4 Have Suspicious Images

The software lets investigators catch scientific fraud that would be otherwise difficult for journal editors to spot.<p>Italian biologist Enrico Bucci originally developed his startup's software to make scientists' lives easier. The software is a search engine that automatically pulls images from …

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Home : Nature Status

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Ancient Human Genes Cause New Confusion For Science

When Matthias Meyer began studying the ancient DNA in the 400,000 year old fossils he found in the Sima de los Huesos, or Pit of Bones cave, deep …

DNA mapper 23andMe halts health testing following FDA reprimand

The DNA analysis company 23andMe will comply with a recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directive and halt all health-related genetic testing until further notice. The FDA recently ordered the company to stop selling its DNA test kit, citing concerns over "the potential health consequences …

How To Make Your Very Own Legal Drug [Video]

Mike Power, author of Drugs 2.0, explains how simple it was to create a legal high.<p>"You can ban drugs, but you can't ban chemistry," Mike Power, author of <i>Drugs 2.0</i>, explains in this talk at the HIT Hot Topics Conference. And he gives a personal, investigative story to prove it.<p>Governments can …

Children could have DNA tested at birth

Jeremy Hunt wants Britain to become the first country in the world to routinely test children's entire DNA at birth to identify diseases<p>Every child in Britain could have their DNA decoded at birth by the NHS to predict their risk of disease, the Health Secretary has predicted.<p>Jeremy Hunt, the …