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NOAA chief Conrad Lautenbacher resigns

The chief of the federal agency that keeps watch over US waters and weather patterns has resigned after seven years at the helm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

September 23, 2008 — Jordan Lite

MacArthur awards: Do we know how to spot genius, or what?

Two of the newly minted MacArthur award winners — recipients of the so-called "genius grant" — are scientists whose work, we might note, has been touted in the pages of Scientific American .

September 23, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Medical studies about drugs may be victims of spin, says report

Does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have access to the data it needs to make informed decisions on approving drugs, or are drug companies cherry-picking the studies they publish to make their drugs look better than they actually are?

September 23, 2008 — Jordan Lite

LHC helium leak will shut collider down for two months

More glitches for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC): The same day operators announced that a 30-ton transformer that cools part of the particle smasher had broken within hours of the LHC's launch last week, a mishap yesterday resulted in "a large helium leak" into the collider's tunnel.

September 20, 2008 — Ivan Oransky

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