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FYI: Could A Virgin Birth Ever Happen?

If you’re a mammal, no. But if you're not...<p>Virgin birth, known to scientists as parthenogenesis, appears to be rather common in the animal kingdom. Many insects and other invertebrates are capable of switching between sexual and clonal reproduction. Among the vertebrates, virgin births have been …

Biology

Comet ISON Before Sunrise (Taken Sunday, Nov. 24) Credit & Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado

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The Science of Typhoon Haiyan and Neutrino Astronomy

Frederick Sanger obituary

The biochemist Frederick Sanger, who has died aged 95, had the rare distinction of winning the Nobel prize twice (in 1958 and 1980), placing him in the company of Marie Curie, Linus Pauling and John Bardeen. Sanger's work, first on the insulin molecule and then on DNA, opened the door to a new era …

Talbot-Lago Teardrop Cabrio sells for $7m, Ferrari 250 LM for $14m [UPDATE w/video]

Classic car auctions take place in locations all around the world, from Monte Carlo and Maranello to Monterey and Manhattan. Or so you might think, but last week marked the first time a major classic car auction took place in the Big Apple in over a decade. And boy did it return with a bang.<p>The …