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Spiders in space -- live!

Ever since they were announced, the spiders in space have been living in the limelight. This is, of course, the point -- to watch and learn as the pair of golden orb spiders, or Nephila clavipes, adapt to ...

dateJun 10, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Va-based food distributor using DNA to track beef

First came organic, then free-range, then local. Now discerning diners with a penchant for spending a premium to know where food comes from are pushing DNA-traceable meat onto restaurant menus.

dateMay 25, 2011 in Other
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Amazon forest and the price of gold

Ellen Silbergeld keeps the price of gold posted on the door to her office at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. The price is now at a record high (better than $1,500 an ounce) ...

dateApr 22, 2011 in Environment
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Climate change affecting food safety

Climate change is already having an effect on the safety of the world's food supplies and unless action is taken it's only going to get worse, a Michigan State University professor told a symposium at this year's meeting ...

dateFeb 21, 2011 in Environment
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Obama to sign bill to improve nation's food safety

(AP) -- In an indication of coming tensions with the GOP-controlled House, President Barack Obama on Tuesday was signing into law an overhaul of the nation's food safety system as Republicans talked of withholding ...

dateJan 04, 2011 in Health
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FDA stresses need to modernize its science

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration must update its scientific tools for reviewing prescription drugs, medical devices and tracking food safety, according to a list of priorities laid out Wednesday by agency leadership.

dateOct 06, 2010 in Medications
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