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This Common Butterfly Has an Extraordinary Sex Life

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3 mentions5 days ago
Nathan Morehouse wasn’t expecting to discover extraordinary when he started studying the cabbage white butterfly. Small, plainly colored, and common across six continents, it’s a rather hum drum member of ...

US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub

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3 mentions10 hours ago
One of the world's largest science publishers, Elsevier, won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and ...

What If (Almost) Every Gene Affects (Almost) Everything?

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2 mentions1 week ago
In 1999, a group of scientists scoured the genomes of around 150 pairs of siblings in an attempt to find genes that are involved in autism. They came up empty.

The Smartphone Psychiatrist

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Sometime around 2010, about two-thirds of the way through his 13 years at the helm of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)—the world’s largest mental-health research institution—Tom Insel started ...

New Rules Restrict Reporters' Access on Capitol Hill

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Bewilderment and alarm rippled across U.S. newsrooms on Tuesday afternoon as reporters tried to figure out what, exactly, the Senate Rules Committee was attempting to prevent them from doing on ...

How a Philly Ob-gyn Ended Up Delivering a Baby Gorilla

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Last Friday, at 10:30 a.m., ob-gyn Rebekah McCurdy was seeing patients in her office when she got the call. Hello, said the voice on the line. It’s us. We’re thinking ...

The Man Who Knew Too Much

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When police entered the red brick house in Oxfordshire, they found the body of a stocky, bushy-haired scientist sprawled across the kitchen floor. Blood from severe wounds in his neck,