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  • [Editorial] A swan in the making
    [Aug 2014]

    Reproducibility is the ugly duckling of science. It provokes distress, denial, and passionate calls for action. With $1.5 trillion spent globally each year on R&D,* the idea that 80% of it is irreproducible† can cause downright dread. It threatens the foundations and credibility of the scientific enterprise. But look past the surface, and reproducibility may well be a swan in the making. Author: Timothy Gardner
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [In Brief] This Week's Section
    [Aug 2014]

    A roundup of weekly science policy and related news.
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  • [In Depth] Study exposes Chinese censors' deepest fears
    [Aug 2014]

    The power of the masses proves most unnerving. Author: Mara Hvistendahl
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  • [In Depth] Is Atlantic holding Earth's missing heat?
    [Aug 2014]

    New leads in the hunt to explain the global warming hiatus. Author: Eli Kintisch
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  • [In Depth] A one-two punch against polio
    [Aug 2014]

    The once-sidelined injected vaccine could boost eradication. Author: Leslie Roberts
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  • [In Depth] Wheels when you need them
    [Aug 2014]

    Can special algorithms help keep shared bicycles rolling?. Author: Chelsea Wald
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  • [In Depth] Wolves cooperate but dogs submit, study suggests
    [Aug 2014]

    Breeding for dependence, not cooperation, may have driven initial dog domestication. Author: Virginia Morell
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  • [Feature] The cancer drug that almost wasn't
    [Aug 2014]

    After years in drug development limbo, a compound that interrupts cell division has revitalized a troubled area of cancer research. Author: Ken Garber
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  • [Perspective] Imprint of an ancient conflagration
    [Aug 2014]

    Evidence is found for the massive stars that populated the early universe [Also see Report by Aoki et al.] Author: Volker Bromm
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  • [Perspective] Carbon cycling in the Arctic
    [Aug 2014]

    Sunlight drives the emission of carbon from arctic waters [Also see Report by Cory et al.] Author: Lars Tranvik
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  • [Perspective] A photon steers a photon with an atom
    [Aug 2014]

    Nonlinear optics with single quanta of light and matter becomes reality [Also see Report by Shomroni et al.] Author: Gerhard Rempe
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  • [Perspective] Glacier retreat crosses a line
    [Aug 2014]

    Mountain glacier loss since the 1970s has mostly been caused by human influences on climate change [Also see Report by Marzeion et al.] Author: Shawn Marshall
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  • [Policy Forum] Boosting GDP growth by accounting for the environment
    [Aug 2014]

    Including air pollution and greenhouse gas damages increases estimated U.S. growth Author: Nicholas Z. Muller
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  • [Perspective] Making phloem—a near-death experience
    [Aug 2014]

    How to get rid of the phloem cell nucleus to make a root-to-shoot tip transport system [Also see Report by Furuta et al.] Author: Niko Geldner
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  • [Perspective] Riboswitch regulates RNA
    [Aug 2014]

    Nutrient metabolism in bacteria is controlled by a circuit in which RNA is regulated by RNA [Also see Reports by DebRoy et al. and Mellin et al.] Authors: Jiandong Chen, Susan Gottesman
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [Perspective] Sensing nectar's sweetness
    [Aug 2014]

    A taste receptor evolves to sense sugar in adapting to the diet of some birds [Also see Report by Baldwin et al.] Authors: Peihua Jiang, Gary K. Beauchamp
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  • [Perspective] How do coral reefs recover?
    [Aug 2014]

    Experiments on juvenile coral and fish behavior may have implications for reef restoration efforts [Also see Research Article by Dixson et al.] Author: John F. Bruno
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  • [Perspective] Joep Lange (1954–2014)
    [Aug 2014]

    A leader in developing therapy for AIDS is tragically killed Author: Jaap Goudsmit
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  • [Book Review] Morality for skeptics?
    [Aug 2014]

    Author: Les Beldo
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  • [Book Review] Innovation: myths and prospects
    [Aug 2014]

    Author: Davide Consoli
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