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[Perspective] Christopher Marshall (1949–2015)

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
Christopher Marshall was a titan of cancer research. On 8 August he died of the very disease that he strived to understand. This was only 3 months after the unexpected death of his longtime friend and colleague, Alan Hall. Author: Richard Marais
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[Book Review] Humanity 2.0

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
HUMAN+, a new, ambitious, and sharply curated exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona, delves into the contemporary meaning of being human. Hosting more than 50 works created by artists and scientists, the collection explores the technological strategies that we might use to transcend bodily and mental limits, our place in nature, and our social interactions, as well as redefinitions of birth and death. In this review, Giovanni Frazzetto highlights some of the exhibition's challenging and provocative exhibits. Author: Giovanni Frazzetto
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[Book Review] Intimate details

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
Database of Dreams tells the story of the enormous effort and expense that went into creating a once popular, but now long-forgotten archive of social science data. Tracing the archive's origins and evolution, reviewer Laura Stark describes how the archive's greatest virtue was also, ultimately, it's fatal flaw. Praising the book as "humane, hilarious, and smart," Stark distills lessons that are relevant to many of today's "big data" initiatives. Author: Laura Stark
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[Book Review] Thing Explainer

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
In Thing Explainer, xkcd creator Randall Munroe sets out to demystify a wide range of complex systems and natural phenomena using only the thousand most common words in the English language.
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[Books et al.] Books Received

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
A listing of books received at Science during the week ending 20 November 2015.
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[Letter] Brazilian aquatic biodiversity in peril

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
Authors: Hudson T. Pinheiro, Fabio Di Dario, Leopoldo C. Gerhardinger, Marcelo R. S. de Melo, Rodrigo L. de Moura, Roberto E. Reis, Fábio Vieira, Jansen Zuanon, Luiz A. Rocha
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[Letter] Waste not, want not: Recycled science art

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
Author: Rana Dajani
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[Letter] Nurturing the microbiome field

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
Author: Patrick Schloss
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[Association Affairs] Fifty years after U.S. climate warning, scientists confront communication barriers

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
At the AAAS symposium, researchers searched for new avenues of public engagement to address the gap in climate change beliefs Author: Gavin Stern
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[Association Affairs] AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award winners named

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
This year's winners included stories on the health impacts of urban violence, local signs of global climate change, and West Africa's Ebola epidemic Author: Earl Lane
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[This Week in Science] Evolutionary routes to blue

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
Author: Robert L. Last
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[This Week in Science] Gut microbes affect immunotherapy

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
Author: Kristen L. Mueller
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[This Week in Science] How herbivores affect ecosystems

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
Author: Sacha Vignieri
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[This Week in Science] Salted away no longer?

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
Author: Brent Grocholski
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[This Week in Science] Virally cleansing the pig genome

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
Author: Guy Riddihough
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[This Week in Science] How malaria parasites infect the liver

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
Author: Stella M. Hurtley
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[This Week in Science] Predicting unmeasurable wealth

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
Author: Gilbert Chin
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[This Week in Science] Brighter molybdenum layers

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:00
Author: Phil Szuromi
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