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Biden and Palin talk energy and environment

Last night's debate between vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin showcased their differences on energy policy and climate change, and also reminded us of some intra-ticket differences on those key scientific issues...

October 3, 2008 — Jordan Lite

African colonization helped spread HIV and AIDS more than a century ago, study says

Although acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) didn't hit mainstream collective consciousness until the early 1980s, new research out of the University of Arizona in Tucson indicates that the most pervasive global strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) began spreading among humans between 1884 and 1924, a finding that suggests growing urbanization in colonial Africa set the stage for the HIV/AIDS pandemic...

October 1, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Nuclear proliferation: Are we moving toward Cold War 2.0?

If you thought the Cold War was over—that long nuclear standoff that shaped the last five decades of the 20th century—think again. Following his American counterpart, and perhaps prompted by new tensions over the war in Georgia and the agreement between the U.S...

September 30, 2008 — David Biello

Is testosterone to blame for the financial crisis?

If you've been blaming reckless men for the collapse of America's leading investment houses and the plunging markets, you may be on to something. High levels of testosterone are correlated with riskier financial behavior, new research suggests...

September 30, 2008 — Jordan Lite

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