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[News of the Week] Around the World

Science MAG - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
In science news around the world this week, scientists have identified a possible culprit in the syndrome that has killed dozens of children in Cambodia since April, Italian scientists are up in arms over budget cuts at a dozen national research institutes, the U.S. National Science Foundation has struck a deal to charter a heavy-duty icebreaker to clear a path to McMurdo, UNESCO has designated the first tricountry World Heritage Site, South Korea is considering hunting whales for scientific purposes, and the North Carolina House of Representatives voted to revise legislation that would have barred officials from considering acceleration in sea level rise due to climate change.
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[News of the Week] Random Samples

Science MAG - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
A new study maps the location of diseases that have jumped the species barrier from animals to humans over the last 72 years. On 4 July, scientists at CERN jubilantly announced that they had (most probably) found the Higgs boson. And this week's numbers quantify the papers fabricated by Japanese anesthesiologist Yoshitaka Fujii and the ratio of news stories about the Kardashians to those about ocean acidification.
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[News of the Week] Newsmakers

Science MAG - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
This week's Newsmaker is Sonny Ramaswamy, the new director of the $1.2 billion National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's center for extramural research funding.
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[News & Analysis] Particle Physics: Higgs Boson Makes Its Debut After Decades-Long Search

Science MAG - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
Last week's announcement that physicists at the European particle physics laboratory, CERN, had discovered the Higgs boson could mark the end of the road for particle physics.

Author: Adrian Cho
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[News & Analysis] Fukushima Meltdown: Commission Spreads Blame for ‘Manmade’ Disaster

Science MAG - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
A commission set up by Japan's parliament last week blamed Tokyo Electric Power Co. and government regulators for what it called the "manmade" disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Author: Dennis Normile
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[News & Analysis] Population Genetics: Genes Suggest Three Groups Peopled the New World

Science MAG - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
The most comprehensive genetic study to date concludes that Native Americans descend from at least three groups of ancestors from Asia, although these groups intermingled extensively once in the New World.

Author: Ann Gibbons
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[News & Analysis] Planetary Science: Earth and Planetary Scientists Search for Common Ground

Science MAG - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
A unique 4-day meeting cosponsored by four separate NASA science divisions sought to forge closer ties between the earth and planetary science communities.

Author: Eli Kintisch
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[News Focus] Marine Ecology: Rising Acidity Brings an Ocean of Trouble

Science MAG - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
Carbon dioxide emissions have changed the chemistry of the world's oceans in ways that are already harming shell-building organisms and could lead to broad impacts on marine ecosystems.

Author: Robert F. Service
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[News Focus] Research Facilities: Betting Big on Science: A Cautionary Tale

Science MAG - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
To lure federal investment, South Dakota has spent nearly $100 million to build an underground lab. Now its gamble is looking like a long shot.

Author: Adrian Cho
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[News Focus] Profile: Anthony Fauci: The View From the Top of the HIV/AIDS World

Science MAG - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:43
Science spends a day with immunologist and clinician Anthony Fauci, head of the single largest funder of HIV/AIDS research.

Author: Jon Cohen
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Extreme Weather Affecting Public Views on Climate in U.S.

ScienceNOW - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 18:15
Belief that climate change is happening climbing again
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New Telescope Gains Key Endorsement From U.S. Science Board

ScienceNOW - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 17:35
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope slated to be built in Chile
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House Bill Targets Health Economics, Evidence-Based Medicine

ScienceNOW - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 17:22
Ban on economics research at NIH worries biomedical advocates
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Is Nuclear Power Good for You?

ScienceNOW - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 14:45
A study projects 130 future cancer deaths from the meltdowns at the reactors in Fukushima last year, but does that suggest nuclear power is safer than fossil fuel alternatives?
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Moss Sex Driven By Scent

ScienceNOW - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 14:11
Odors draw tiny, sperm-carrying critters to plants
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Live Chat: Science at the Olympics

ScienceNOW - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 14:09
Talk with experts about how new technology is helping athletes—and catching them when they cheat
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Did Marine Snot Cause the Ice Ages?

ScienceNOW - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 13:55
Experiment at sea explores potential technique to cool the globe
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Hubble Spots the Farthest Spiral Galaxy Ever Seen

ScienceNOW - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 13:38
Object flaunted its spiral arms just 3 billion years after the big bang
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Obama Seeks More Money for Master Science Teachers

ScienceNOW - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:08
Proposal would create a nationwide corps to improve science education
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UNAIDS Releases New Figures on HIV/AIDS Epidemic That Show Gains and Gaps

ScienceNOW - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 10:30
New report details progress and problems for HIV/AIDS issues
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