Senate Takes up NIH Funding - 17 May 2013
A Senate committee hears of sequestration woes at NIH.
A Diverse Collection - 17 May 2013
The Natural History Museum is amassing tissue samples from around the world to analyze with genomic tools.
Polling the Public on Science - 17 May 2013
A survey suggests that public interest in biomedical research is high, but knowledge is not as high.
A Different Impact - 17 May 2013
Scientists and others call for an end of using impact factors to evaluate researchers' work.
This Week in Science - 17 May 2013
In Science this week: return of incidental findings and more.
A No-go - 16 May 2013
The US National Science Foundation declines to give Congress reviewer comments for five grants that are under fire.
A Synthetic Vaccine - 16 May 2013
Synthetic biology could be put to use to hasten the development of flu vaccines.
Clone Warning - 16 May 2013
Stem cell success stirs a call for ban on reproductive cloning.
Oversight for Fecal Transplants - 16 May 2013
FDA notes that fecal transplants need INDs.
This Week in Nature - 16 May 2013
In Nature this week: bladderwort genome, high-throughput human proteome quantification, and more.
Sequencing Slowdown - 15 May 2013
A commentary in Genome Biology discusses the possibility that sequencing costs are not dropping as much as they were.
Not So Smart? - 15 May 2013
Some researchers say that a study aiming to find the genetic basis of intelligence has too small a sample size.
Genomic Freedom in Court - 15 May 2013
A Weill Cornell Medical College researcher argues that the gene patenting case before the US Supreme Court goes beyond breast cancer.
Uptick in Whooping Cough Linked to Subpar Vaccines - 20 May 2013
Newer shots are safer, but not as effective as older ones
When Did Humans Begin Hurling Spears? - 17 May 2013
New hunting technique allowed killing at a safe distance
Some of our favorite stories of the week
Fungus alerts plants to aphid attack
ScienceShot: Easy Hiking, and Biking, on Titan - 16 May 2013
First global topographic map of Saturn's big moon shows a subdued landscape
Podcast: Apes, Monkeys, Kiwis, and Tigers. Oh My! - 16 May 2013
Listen to a roundup of some of our favorite stories from the week
ScienceShot: A Future Baby's Revealing First Photos - 16 May 2013
Technique could improve success rates of IVF
U.S. Senate Confirms Ernest Moniz as Secretary of Energy - 16 May 2013
MIT physicist had served as undersecretary during Clinton administration
ScienceShot: Chalk + Glass = Beauty - 16 May 2013
Scientists discover simple set of design rules for creating complex shapes
Study shows that electrical brain stimulation speeds mathematical learning
Atlantic Coast Warping Like a 'Magic Carpet' - 16 May 2013
Discovery may change how geologists reconstruct past climate
ScienceShot: Invasive Ladybug Carries Fatal Parasite - 16 May 2013
Infectious fungus key to beetle’s success
Research community urged to stop judging scientists by where their papers are published
House science panel wanted details on why NSF funded five social science research projects
Malfunction Could Mark the End of NASA's Kepler Mission - 15 May 2013
Planet-hunting spacecraft has lost pointing ability
ScienceShot: Zipping Around Uranus and Neptune - 15 May 2013
The two giant worlds have only shallow winds
Insects three times more likely to be drawn to the human odor than their uninfected counterparts
'MERS' Makes Its Debut in a Scientific Journal - 15 May 2013
Coronavirus study group publishes proposal to end confusion about new virus's name
Deforestation in Amazon reduces electricity from hydropower dams by up to 40%
Key evolutionary event eventually gave rise to human beings