Washington Post axes national weekly edition

The Washington Post is axing its national weekly edition, a publication featuring a selection from the daily newspaper whose circulation has dropped from 150,000 a decade ago to just 20,000 today.

Tumors feel the deadly sting of nanobees

(PhysOrg.com) -- When bees sting, they pump poison into their victims. Now the toxin in bee venom has been harnessed to kill tumor cells by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers ...

Scientists find new way to extract diluted and contaminated DNA

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of British Columbia researchers have developed a new way to extract DNA and RNA from small or heavily contaminated samples that could help forensic investigators and molecular biologists get to ...

Orbiter Safe After Computer Swap

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is in safe mode, a precautionary standby status, and in communications with Earth after unexpectedly switching to its backup computer on Thurs. Aug. 6.

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