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Nothing Fishy After All

(September 26th, 2016) A Science paper was recently called into question but an independent investigation found that there's no reason to suspect fraud.


Science Fun of the Week

(September 23rd, 2016) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: A revolutionary comic from the Upturned Microscope.


The Age of Bacteria

(September 22nd, 2016) How long have humans and animals been plagued by pathogenic bacteria? In some cases, bacterial-human evolution is closely coupled.


Funding to Start a Career

(September 20th, 2016) In early September, the European Research Council announced the lucky winners of their Starting Grants. More than 300 researchers will receive up to €1.5 million. We talked to three of them.


Science Fun of the Week

(September 16th, 2016) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: a joke for monks and geneticists.


Change Detector

(September 15th, 2016) Researchers in Belgium develop a new membrane analysis tool - with high compatibility and a frightening name.


Bon Appetit

(September 12th, 2016) The letters “GMO” usually trigger negative reactions in most people, particularly when it comes to food. But the CRISPR/Cas9 technique challenges the definition of GMO and was recently even used to create a tasty meal. Stefan Jansson at Umeå University had it for dinner.


Science Fun of the Week

(September 9th, 2016) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: Elephant in the laboratory.


As Swift As Swordfish

(September 8th, 2016) Back in 1969, young PhD student, John Videler, started to wonder how do fish swim. Throughout his career, he collected many pieces to the puzzle. The latest comes from the mighty swordfish.


Where are You From?

(September 6th, 2016) Genetic studies, high school students and gambling. How does that link together? In Denmark, an initiative by the university of Aarhus has genotyped the DNA of 800 high-school students for a large-scale genetic study – funded by the national lottery.


Science Fun of the Week

(September 2nd, 2016) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: SMART - Studying the use of Medical Acronyms Reveals interesting Trend.


Lab Book: The Next Generation

(September 1st, 2016) Paper is so yesterday, electronic lab books are the latest craze. Biomedical researchers in Spain compared six of the most widely-used models on the market.


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