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Poachers Gun Down Iconic Ibis

Goja, named by Jane Goodall and the poster bird for a project to save northern bald ibises from extinction, was killed by illegal hunters

October 18, 2012 — Chelsea Wald

Your Fat Needs Sleep, Too

A small study finds that sleep-deprived fat cells are less sensitive to insulin, a condition that often precedes diabetes. Katherine Harmon reports

October 16, 2012

How Serious Is the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak?

Contaminated medication has put thousands at risk for a rare form of meningitis—and the outbreak may last longer than first thought. An infectious disease expert explains what fungal meningitis is and the possible course the unfolding illness may take...

October 11, 2012 — Marissa Fessenden

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors, which are the portals by which information about the environment reaches the interior of cells and leads to their responses...

October 10, 2012 — Steve Mirsky
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