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Study on whole-genome effects revises cause of Down syndrome

Symptoms of Down syndrome are produced by gene impairments across every chromosome, not just one, according to a study that may bring new understanding to the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability.

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'Science Guy' says he underestimated debate's impact

'Science Guy' says he underestimated debate's impact

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — TV’s “Science Guy” Bill Nye said he underestimated the impact of a February debate on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience.

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Jonas Salk: Good at virology, bad at economics

On April 12, 1955, Edward R. Murrow asked Jonas Salk who owned the patent to the polio vaccine. "Well, the people, I would say," Salk responded. "There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?"

April 15, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Mystery object in Saturn’s ring may be baby moon

LOS ANGELES — The moons that orbit Saturn may be increasing by one — an icy, pint-sized object that astronomers have named “Peggy.”

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Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

This undated handout photo provided by Ohio State University shows an all purpose voodoo doll. A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study involving voodoo dolls is right. Psychology researchers monitored…

April 14, 2014 1:58 pmLoading…
Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

WASHINGTON — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.

April 14, 2014 1:58 pmLoading…

Colbert loves science

David Letterman announced last week that he will soon be retiring from "The Late Show" after hosting for more than 30 years, and CBS has confirmed that Stephen Colbert will replace him. While switching from "The Colbert Report" to "The Late Show" will be a huge career advancement for the com…

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Charles Krauthammer: Oppose proclamations from on high and you’re a ‘denier’

Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of precisely that heresy.

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The volcano that changed the course of history

This article originally appeared in The Conversation.

April 10, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

This photo taken Nov. 25, 2013 shows microbiologist Heather Carleton pulling up results of Listeria bacteria DNA while demonstrating a whole-genome sequencing machine called a MiSeq in a foodborne disease outbreak lab at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The …

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Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

This photo taken Nov. 25, 2013 shows microbiologist Ashley Sabol extracting Listeria bacteria for genome sequencing in a foodborne disease outbreak lab at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The nation's disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outs…

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Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

WASHINGTON — Chances are you’ve heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?

April 06, 2014 5:01 am Photos

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Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

In Atlanta, microbiologist Molly Freeman pulls listeria bacteria from a tube to be tested for its DNA fingerprinting.

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TUSD to join the fun at free Sci-Tech Fest Saturday

Tucson Unified School District schools will highlight science and technology programs at the Sci-Tech Festival at Children’s Museum Tucson Saturday.

February 14, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

STEM conference geared toward middle school girls

A conference designed to encourage middle school girls to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math, will be held in Sahuarita next month.

February 14, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…
Imaging, ultrasound could combine for bloodless brain surgery in future

Imaging, ultrasound could combine for bloodless brain surgery in future

A revolution in our understanding of the brain is underway, says the second speaker in the University of Arizona's "Evolving Brain" series.

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Ironwood Rige students get jump start on science careers

Ironwood Rige students get jump start on science careers

They may still be in high school, but they’re living the lives of academics. Students on the eight-member Ironwood Ridge High School Students Modeling a Research Topic (SMART) Team work on research on weekends, build scientific models, travel to conferences and present academic papers.

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Cholla High named finalist in national STEM competition

Cholla High Magnet School is one of five schools from Arizona selected to advance to the next round of Samsung’s nationwide science, technology, engineering and math contest.

November 08, 2013 4:05 pmLoading…
Anything you can imagine happening in our vast universe already has

Anything you can imagine happening in our vast universe already has

These four guys are devising a way to instantly find the dozen "rarest of the rare" events among the million phenomena that will be seen each night by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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