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No Firm Proof That Arafat Was Poisoned

An investigation claims to have turned up evidence of polonium poisoning in the death of the Palestinian leader but draws no certain conclusions

November 7, 2013 — Mark Peplow and Nature magazine

FDA Takes Steps to Ban Trans Fat

Reducing trans fat in foods could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year

November 7, 2013 — Rachael Rettner and LiveScience

Brazil Greenhouse Gas Emissions Down 4.9% in 2012

Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) fell 4.9 percent in 2012 as declining deforestation rates and a drought-induced drop in cattle herds outweighed increased emissions from the energy sector, an independent study showed on Thursday...

November 7, 2013

Autism Symptoms Seen in Babies

Infants that would later be diagnosed with the disorder began to avoid eye contact at two months of age

November 6, 2013 — Ewen Callaway and Nature magazine

Who Is the Best Scientist of All Time?

An online ranking that compares the performance of academics across all fields found that Karl Marx is the most influential scholar and Edward Witten is the most influential scientist

November 6, 2013 — Richard Van Noorden and Nature magazine
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