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The issues around muzzling government scientists
There have been numerous complaints from both scientists and the media that federal scientists are being restricted from publicly talking about their research. So what are the issues and what is at stake?
The New Bee Crisis Is Just Like The Old One: Phony
The well-publicized woes of honeybees turn out to be nonexistent, so environmentalists and government bureaucrats who want to ban pesticides have had to come up with a new crisis. This time it's wild bees.
Warm-blooded fish discovered
Move over, mammals and birds, and make room for a fish called the opah in the warm-blooded club. Researchers said in the journal Science on Thursday that this deepwater denizen is the first fish known to be fully warm-blooded, circulating heated blood thr
Wolves nearly gone from Michigan's Isle Royale National Park
Researchers taking part in a 57-year long study on Isle Royale, Michigan have found wolf numbers at an unprecedented low. There are now only 3 wolves left. At the same time, the moose herd on the Lake Superior island is now over 1200 animals, and growing
Gluten-free wheat quest undertaken by farmers
Farmers are paying for genetic research aimed at developing gluten-free wheat that can be eaten by people with celiac disease and other consumers spending millions a year on gluten-free products.
March Equinox on March 20 or 21
The March equinox is around March 20-21 and night and day are nearly the same length. It's the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere and fall equinox in the south.
Scientists discover some DNA is NOT from our ancestors
Cambridge researchers say we acquired essential 'foreign' genes from microorganisms co-habiting their environment in ancient times. The study challenges conventional views that animal evolution relies solely on genes passed down through ancestral lines -
NASA tests massive Space Launch System rocket in Utah desert
NASA and private space firm Orbital ATK test fire a massive solid rocket motor in the Utah desert Wednesday. The Space Launch System rocket, the largest ever built, will enable the space agencies to venture farther into the solar system, opening the possi
Epigenome, a second genetic code, mapped by scientists
Scientists for the first time have mapped out the molecular "switches" that can turn on or silence individual genes in the DNA in more than 100 types of human cells and are responsible for differences between identical twins.
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