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How Forensics Follows The DNA Trail

09/16/14See Comments

Colin Pitchfork might not be as recognizable a name as Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer, but he does occupy a certain significance in the annals...[Read More]


Smart Reads: Peter Bagge’s ‘Woman Rebel’

09/14/14See Comments

Cartoonist Peter Bagge’s Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story is not just a biography of Planned Parenthood’s founder; it’s also a dynamic graphic novel, combining Bagge’s...[Read More]

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This Week In Science: Stonehenge Has Company, Solar Storms, and Baboon Boyfriend Benefits

09/11/14See Comments

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of this week’s most notable and quotable items: Stonehenge was surrounded by a complex...[Read More]


The Science Of Justice: How The System Fails

09/11/14See Comments

In the criminal justice system, science is represented by many parties: the forensic scientists who analyze physical evidence, courtroom experts who may take advantage of...[Read More]

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The Scientists Who Helped Make Sense Of 9/11

09/11/14See Comments

On this sad day of remembrance we wanted to take a moment to honor just a few of the many, many scientists and physicians who...[Read More]


Mary-Claire King Wins Lasker Award; Calls For Wider Cancer Genetic Screening

09/09/14See Comments

Congratulations to University of Washington geneticist Mary-Claire King on being awarded the 2014 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science (sometimes called an American version of the...[Read More]

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Is There Really Such A Thing As A ‘Morning Person’?

09/09/14See Comments

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” But in Franklin’s time most people slept...[Read More]

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Kavli Prizes Awards Ceremony Honors Research On The Big, The Small, And The Complex

09/09/14See Comments

The 2014 Kavli Prize awards ceremony kicks off today in Oslo, Norway, where nine scientists will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the fields...[Read More]


Will The Higgs Boson Destroy The Universe In A Cosmic Death Bubble?  

09/08/14See Comments

No, it won’t. Some context: over the weekend, several press outlets took a chunk of Stephen Hawking’s latest book and ran a bit off the deep end with...[Read More]

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Are You a Reliable Witness? Play Spot the Perp

09/05/14See Comments

Many crimes occur in a matter of seconds, and are totally unexpected—at least to the victims and witnesses. If you watched a crime unfold right...[Read More]