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Big marketing opportunity: animal names

Mar 14, 2006
A few days ago, scientists discovered a new species of animal in the Pacific that looks like a hairy lobster. Researchers named it Kiwa hirsuta. They also blew a golden chance to make some money, says commentator Natasha Loder.
Posted In: Science

Dropping hints

Mar 7, 2006
New theories about how bird flu spreads abound. Marketplace's Helen Palmer reports on the latest suggestion that fertilizer, not migrating birds, is to blame.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Stem cell program lawsuit

Feb 27, 2006
California's voter-approved plan to fund stem cell research goes on trial today. The lawsuit alleges that the program is unconstitutional because it's not under the exclusive control of the state. The case may set a legal precedent for the future of stem cell funding. Janet Babin reports.
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Stem cell trial

Feb 27, 2006
Today court proceedings begin in the dispute over whether the State of California can spend $3 billion in taxpayer money to fund stem cell research. Rachel Dornhelm has more.
Posted In: Science

New chromium regulations

Feb 27, 2006
Just as federal regulators are preparing new standards for chromium exposures, a new report charges the industry withheld data about chromium's health risks. Sam Eaton looks at the possible financial fallout.
Posted In: Science

Lawmakers take up the budget

Feb 7, 2006
Today, President Bush's budget proposal lands in Congress, where both the House and Senate have scheduled committee hearings to consider it. Eric Niiler has more on how the debate over the President's spending priorities is shaping up.
Posted In: Economy, Science

Universal flu vaccine

Jan 16, 2006
Helen Palmer reports on the race among drug companies to find a universal flu vaccine to treat a possible outbreak of avian flu.
Posted In: Health, Science

Cloning scandal fallout

Jan 6, 2006
Repercussions from the South Korean cloning scandal continue to reverberate. This week, Science magazine announced a rare retraction of an article authored by the researcher at the heart of the scandal. Helen Palmer looks at whether the scandal has cooled investor enthusiasm for life sciences ventures.
Posted In: Health, Science

Weather modification

Jan 2, 2006
With more intense hurricane seasons forecast over the next several years, the Senate is considering funding research into taming nature's fury. Michael May reports.
Posted In: Science

Solar-powered cell phones

Dec 28, 2005
A new gadget developed by Dutch scientists powers cell phones, blackberries and iPods with the rays of the sun. Janet Babin has more.
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