EU lawmakers back animal cloning ban

EU lawmakers on Wednesday backed a ban on cloning farm animals and products derived from them, citing deep public unease at the prospect they could make it onto supermarket shelves.

Coordinating across eight agencies to count vulnerable shorebirds

How do you monitor a vulnerable shorebird species when its breeding areas are scattered across lands managed by a patchwork of state agencies, federal agencies, and non-profit conservation groups? American Oystercatcher (Haematopus ...

Researchers make innovative use of LEGO

With even preschoolers using computers and video games, students at all levels now expect to modify and control their own experiments and receive immediate feedback. Responding to that trend, a trio of New York University ...

California ruling against Uber hits at business model

A California panel has ruled that a driver for cab service Uber is an employee—a decision with potentially major implications for a global startup which relies on independent contractors.

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