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Sebelius is pick for HHS secretary

The New York Times and the Associated Press, quoting an anonymous White House source, are reporting that Pres. Barack Obama has chosen Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the U.S...

February 28, 2009 — Ivan Oransky

How long do microbes at the bottom of the ocean live, anyway?

Editor's Note: University of Southern California geobiologist Katrina Edwards is taking part in a three-week drilling project at the Atlantic's North Pond—a sediment-filled valley on the ocean floor—designed to locate and study what she calls the “intraterrestrials”: the myriad microbial life-forms living inside Earth's crust...

February 27, 2009 — Katrina Edwards

Meet H. psychedelica, a new species of fish

We wouldn’t mind swimmin' with these fishes.

Check out Histiophryne psychedelica , a new species named for its crazy tan and peach stripes, and lackadaisical style of getting around the seafloor, which resembles hopping more than swimming...

February 27, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Will Facebook let members vote on proposed changes?

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has invited members of his social networking Web site to review and comment on a proposed statement of rights and responsibilities (which will replace the original terms of use) as well as its governing principles (which define members' rights)...

February 27, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

Obama to change Bush "right to conscience" rule

Reproductive rights groups are cheering President Obama's intention to rescind a "midnight regulation" issued in the waning days of the Bush administration that blocks federal funding of healthcare facilities that don’t allow their employees to bow out of medical procedures, such as abortion, to which they have moral objections...

February 27, 2009 — Jordan Lite

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