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Ebola Vaccines Fast-Tracked As Outbreak Slows

Jon Cohen, a staff writer covering the outbreak for Science magazine, says that despite the vaccines’ success in monkeys, their efficacy in humans is far from guaranteed.

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Jul. 29, 2011

Teaching A Chimp To Speak In ‘Project Nim’

A new documentary looks at a controversial 1970s experiment to teach a chimpanzee sign language.

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Sep. 24, 2010

Almost Chimpanzee

Rather than focusing on how similar humans are to chimpanzees, can more be learned by examining how we're different?

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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