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No peace for science: International mediator takes Nobel Peace Prize was up early again this morning checking the Nobel Prize Web site, waiting for the peace prize announcement. If you're wondering why, you'll recall that science and the environment have played a role in two of the last three Nobel Peace Prizes: Last year’s award to the U.N...

October 10, 2008 — David Biello

Am I a narcissist? Part II: Ask my staff

A few weeks ago, I found out that my presence on Facebook can indicate just how narcissistic I am, thanks to a study in the October issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin ...

October 8, 2008 — Ivan Oransky

Open access publisher BioMed Central sold to Springer

Open access pioneer BioMed Central has been acquired by Springer, has learned. Open access is the movement, recently bolstered by Congress, to make studies available for free online, instead of charging taxpayers who funded the research (and others) to read them...

October 7, 2008 — Ivan Oransky

Work on broken symmetry garners Physics Nobel

Three men who study broken symmetry -- the phenomenon that "conceals nature’s order under an apparently jumbled surface," according to the Nobel Foundation -- have won the Nobel Prize in Physics: Yoichiro Nambu, of the University of Chicago; Makoto Kobayashi, of the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba, Japan; and Toshihide Maskawa, of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan...

October 7, 2008 — Ivan Oransky

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

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