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October 26, 2013
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Fact checking politicians gets results

New research indicates that American politicians are affected by the practice of fact-checking, thereby reducing the risk of misinformation and strengthening democratic accountability. Fact-checkers such as PolitiFact and Factcheck.org scrutinise politicians in the US by examining the public statements given … Continue reading

September 7, 2013
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Prehistoric climate change

Cosmic crash in Canada may have caused global climate shift 12,900 years ago A dramatic global climate shift may be linked to the impact of an asteroid or comet in Quebec, according to researchers from the University of Delaware, Dartmouth … Continue reading

May 16, 2013
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Study of microcredit finds generally positive, but not transformative, impacts

Microcredit generally benefits borrowers, according to new research focused on Mexico’s biggest for-profit microlender — but it’s not lifting people out of poverty. In a multi-year, randomized evaluation of microloans provided by Compartamos Banco, Yale University economist Dean Karlan, with … Continue reading

February 25, 2013
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Understanding Angelman syndrome: Study in Mice Yields Angelman Advance

In the journal PLoS Biology, a team of scientists reports experiments showing how the gene defect of Angelman syndrome disrupts neurological processes that may be needed for memory and learning. In tests in mice, the team showed that a novel … Continue reading

July 22, 2011
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Discovery Places Turtles Next to Lizards on Family Tree

Where do turtles belong on the evolutionary tree? For decades, the mystery has proven as tough to crack as the creatures’ shells. With their body armor and retractable heads, turtles are such unique creatures that scientists have found it difficult … Continue reading

December 24, 2010
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NSF/NASA Scientific Balloon Launches From Antarctica

This season’s annual scientific balloon campaign, which is held by NSF and NASA, will conduct varied experiments using ultra-sophisticated instrumentation. NASA and the National Science Foundation launched a scientific balloon on Monday, December 20, Eastern Standard time, to study the … Continue reading