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'Alien-Like' Skulls Excavated in Mexico

Skull deformation of children was a common practice in Central America, but scientists are still struggling to solve the mystery of why these otherwise healthy youth died prematurely

December 21, 2012 — Charles Choi and LiveScience

Chicago's Field Museum Cuts Back on Science

Previous expansion projects force the natural history center to address shortfalls with $3 million in cuts to its annual budget for science operations. Zoology, botany, geology and anthropology departments will be dissolved...

December 20, 2012 — Helen Shen and Nature magazine

How Math is Visual

Papers from Benoit Mandelbrot's office offer a peek into the mathematician's thinking process. His work and that of his contemporaries show how images can inform theory and discovery.

December 19, 2012

Research Beagles Released as Pets

70 puppies were released after activists alerted the Indian government that the animals had been falsely described as "pets" by a contract organization seeking to import them

December 18, 2012 — Meredith Wadman and Nature News Blog
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