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Is Future-Use DNA Sampling Ethical?

My mother-in-law’s arms look like she’s been in a fight. The bruises don’t hurt, but they’re embarrassing. They’re likely due to the drug Plavix, a trade-off for preventing clots.

July 13, 2012 — Ricki Lewis

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - honeybee brains, sexual confusion in fish, green flicks, North American human migrations, and more.

No linkfest tomorrow - I'll be on the plane, trying to sleep at the time - but we'll be back the evening after....- Kara Rogers - Bee Brain Plasticity: Turning Back the Clock on Aging - Christie Wilcox - Mating with the wrong species: plastics make it possible - Bora Zivkovic - ScienceOnline2012 – interview with Michelle Sipics - Kelly Oakes - Heather Gray: chaotic starts and Higgs excitement #lnlm12 - Khalil A...

STAFFJuly 11, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Major Phobias Might Hasten Aging

Do you get panicky in wide-open spaces? Tight, closed ones? What about in high places or—eek!—around arachnids? If these fears are frequent or debilitating, you might have a phobic anxiety...

July 11, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

Bee Brain Plasticity: Turning Back the Clock on Aging

The honeybee brain is dynamic and full of surprises. For instance, much like the human brain, its neurons not only modulate their activity in response to sensory stimuli but also alter their gene and protein expression patterns—changes that in bees are so dramatic as to essentially rewire the brain...

July 11, 2012 — Kara Rogers

All right, no -- but no to what?

Okay, this is pure bloggery: that is, more question than answer, more perplexity than clarity.My city of Raleigh is running a little poll on its home page: "Capital Boulevard should have a greenway linking downtown with Crabtree Creek." Yes or no...

July 10, 2012 — Scott Huler

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