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  • Former lab chimp Kitty, Nim Chimpsky's companion, dies

    Former lab chimp Kitty, Nim Chimpsky's companion, dies
    Kitty, a female chimpanzee that gave birth to many offspring used in laboratory experiments, has died in a Texas animal sanctuary, the Humane Society of the United States announced Friday. Believed to have been born some 51 years ago, Kitty had been...
  • Science has lost its way, at a big cost to humanity

    Science has lost its way, at a big cost to humanity
    In today's world, brimful as it is with opinion and falsehoods masquerading as facts, you'd think the one place you can depend on for verifiable facts is science. You'd be wrong. Many billions of dollars' worth of wrong. A few years ago, scientists at...
  • Go nuts for nuts -- they may help you live longer

    Go nuts for nuts -- they may help you live longer
    Eating nuts may help you live longer -- and your best bet for a long life is to munch on them regularly, according to a Harvard University study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.  In the largest study of its kind, funded by...
  • Frankie Muniz has 2nd mini-stroke, calls experience 'miserable'

    Frankie Muniz has 2nd mini-stroke, calls experience 'miserable'
    Frankie Muniz of "Malcolm in the Middle" fame has suffered another mini-stroke, his second in a little less than a year.  "Almost a year to the day, I experienced another mini stroke," he wrote Monday on Twitter. "Hopefully that will be the last....
  • Government budget cuts and the crisis in scientific research

    Government budget cuts and the crisis in scientific research
    A couple of reminders of America's seeming determination to turn its scientific pastures into wastelands arrived this week, and the picture is scary. One came courtesy of the embassy of Sweden, which earlier this week hosted nine new American Nobel...
  • Government shutdown: Democrats push Boehner to move forward

    Government shutdown: Democrats push Boehner to move forward
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats used both diplomacy and trash talk to urge House Speaker John A. Boehner to abandon his tea party flank Wednesday and pass a no-strings-attached bill to reopen the federal government, as attention turned to the broader fight...
  • House Republicans turn toward seeking a deal on the debt ceiling

    House Republicans turn toward seeking a deal on the debt ceiling
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) pleaded for patience Wednesday from a nervous faction of Republicans clamoring for a resolution to the government shutdown, now headed into a third day after congressional leaders left the White House...
  • Obama keeps Congress at arm's-length in government shutdown

    Obama keeps Congress at arm's-length in government shutdown
    WASHINGTON — In 2011, with the government dangling on the edge of default, President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) engaged in nearly daily negotiations. There were regular phone calls, talks and red wine at the White House....
  • GOP shutdown meme: Democrats hate people

    GOP shutdown meme: Democrats hate people
    Much of what happens in Congress isn't about governing or setting policy, it's about creating campaign issues for the next election. That's because the No. 1 item on the legislative agenda is determining who'll get to set the legislative agenda. As...
  • In a stalemated Capitol, lawmakers embrace political theater

    In a stalemated Capitol, lawmakers embrace political theater
    WASHINGTON — On the first day of the federal government shutdown, Republican leaders shucked their jackets, sat at a conference table and faced empty chairs — and cameras — to show that Democrats wouldn't negotiate. With the shutdown...
  • NIH gives Henrietta Lacks' immortal cells new protections

    NIH gives Henrietta Lacks' immortal cells new protections
    More than half a century ago, doctors took Henrietta Lacks' tissue and used it for research without her permission, creating the first immortal line of cells and making possible billions of dollars in medical research. Now, 62 years later, the National...