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In the Digital Age, Science Publishing Needs an Upgrade (Op Ed)
Internet Illustration
November 27th, 2014
If the public pays for most science, why aren't the results published in journals that are open to all, asks Dan Marovitz.
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Seafood Mystery Meals (Gallery)
fish, shrimp, fraud, mislabeling
November 26th, 2014
Shrimp varieties may not be as familiar as fish, but that doesn't mean the ones on your dinner plate are what they should be.
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Chronic Pain Isn't All in the Brain
pelvic x-ray, x ray, xray, chronic pain
November 26th, 2014
Chronic pain won’t kill us; it just makes our lives miserable.
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In Climate Negotiations, Women Gaining a Stronger Voice (Op-Ed)
climate change, communication
November 27th, 2014
Women are taking a leadership role in the global effort to tackle climate change.
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Shrimp-Labeling Fails Mean Mystery Meal Origins (Op-Ed)
Oceana fraud study mislabeled foods
November 26th, 2014
That fish on your plate may not be what you think — and there's a good chance that shrimp isn't either.
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Simulating Sea Spray to Solve Climate Mystery (Gallery)
Phytoplankton
November 26th, 2014
Using a 3,000 gallon wave flume, researchers are teasing out the subtle secrets of ocean aerosols.
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Beyond the 'Poo Bus': The Many Uses of Human Waste
British poo-powered bus, human waste fuel
November 25th, 2014
A British “poo bus” went into service last week, powered by biomethane energy derived from human waste at a sewage plant.
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Beyond the Vortex: A Winter Wonderland of Cause & Effect (Op-Ed)
Snow storm warning, weather, polar vortex, jet stream, weather extremes
November 26th, 2014
November 2014 has been a month for the weather record books – but why?
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Have a Cold? Don't Ask Your Doctor for Antibiotics
Woman sick on the couch
November 26th, 2014
Studies show that physicians often write prescriptions based on their beliefs about what patients expect.
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How Sea Spray Seeds the Sky
Cross section of organic molecules
November 26th, 2014
Scientists in California are bringing the ocean into the lab to learn the full impact of sea spray aerosols.
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