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Fresh Reads from the Science 'o sphere!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Fresh Science 15 November 2007

The juiciest posts from the science 'o sphere!

A good time to be a gene hunter (Bayblab - Canada)
Some bizarre genetic disorders...

Placebos and Nocebos (Entertaining Research - India)
The opposite of placebo is nocebo - inactive substances that can have a negative response...

Neanderthals and mtDNA (Evolutionary Middleman - USA)
Humans did not evolve from Neandertals...

Bat Bugs: females that mimic males that mimic females (Ontogeny - USA)
Anything you can fake I can fake better...

Imposter phenomenon - Are you just faking it? (Rat in the Lab - Singapore)
Yes. *sniff*....