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Jul. 13, 2012

What Happens When Scientists Get It Wrong?

When a controversial paper comes out, skeptical scientists can attempt to replicate the study. But how many scientists have the time--and money--to police bad science?

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Jan. 13, 2012

Get Inked For Science

Tattoos of the science obsessed are featured in the new book “Science Ink”

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May. 06, 2011

Carl Zimmer Explores The Weird Lives Of Viruses

In A Planet of Viruses, Zimmer writes of viruses that cause cancer and others that cure disease.

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Strange Fish

Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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