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Supreme Court Rules DNA Samples May Be Taken Without Warrant

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for police to take a DNA swab from anyone they arrest for a serious crime, end...

Old Leaves Reveal Cause Of Great Famine

| Posted 05.23.2013 | Science

By Ann Gibbons More than 1 million people died of starvation and disease during the Irish Potato Famine (also known as the Great Famine), between 1...

Wrongful Conviction Hearing a Revelation

David Protess | Posted 07.20.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

Truth be told, slurs are common around the water cooler, reflecting a dehumanizing view of criminal defendants that comes from years of locking them up, one person of color at a time.

DNA Points To Surprising Origin For Ancient Island Civilization

natureheader | Posted 05.15.2013 | Science

By Ewen Callaway When the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans discovered the 4,000-year-old Palace of Minos on Crete in 1900, he saw the vestiges ...

Putting the Brakes on Philly's Death Penalty

David A. Love | Posted 07.14.2013 | Black Voices
David A. Love

The followings are remarks I gave on May 4 at the kickoff rally of the Philadelphia Moratorium Campaign at the First United Methodist Church of German...

Has 'Junk DNA' Mystery Finally Been Solved?

Posted 05.13.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/12/2013 02:25 PM EDT on LiveScience One person's trash may be another person's treasure, but...

Deadly Microbe Linked To Demise Of Ancient Empire

Posted 05.12.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/10/2013 09:48 AM EDT on LiveScience Plague may have helped finish off the Roman Empire, ...

Why Life Goes Faster as You Grow Older

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

Do you have the sense that life is speeding up the older you get? If so, you're not alone. Can there be a reason for this perception? I've discovered three scientific theories that shine a little light on this mysterious experience.

What Do These People All Have In Common?

Posted 05.08.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/07/2013 05:43 PM EDT on LiveScience Europeans all shared a common ancestor just 1,000 years ...

Cloning

Paul Ratner | Posted 07.03.2013 | Weird News
Paul Ratner

In no small measure inspired by BBC America's Canadian-produced tricky and fun new series Orphan Black, which centers heavily on cloning what-ifs, I came back to this simmering question (thanks, TV!) -- why not cloning?

Woman Who Reported Finding Baby On Beach Arrested

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER and AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 05.01.2013 | Crime

HONOLULU -- A day after a woman reported finding an abandoned newborn crying in the sand on a Hawaii beach, police arrested her and revealed she's the...

Forensic Confirmation Bias: When the Evidence Doesn't Speak for Itself

Jeff Kukucka | Posted 06.29.2013 | Science
Jeff Kukucka

Latent fingerprint analysis is one of the more well-established domains of forensic science, yet these human examiners are vulnerable to the same confirmation biases that plague us all. It logically follows that other, less 'scientific' domains of forensic science that involve visual comparisons could be similarly hampered.

New 'Origami' Technique May Have Broad Applications

Posted 04.29.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/28/2013 01:13 PM EDT on LiveScience There's now a way to make "protein origami" — self-a...

Science Education Fuels Innovation

Anne Wojcicki | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Anne Wojcicki

April 25th is DNA Day. I know, you probably had no idea. If you are like a lot of Americans, you don't give much thought to DNA or genetic science in general. You should.

Is Life Older Than Earth Itself?

Posted 04.18.2013 | Science

By: Jillian Scharr, TechNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 04/16/2013 06:08 PM EDT on TechNewsDaily Applying a maxim from computer science to biolo...

Tenth Anniversary of the Mapping of the Human Genome: What It Means for Us All

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Science
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

These miraculous discoveries present us with countless dilemmas and are far outpacing our abilities to grasp and address their ethical, legal and social implications. We need more public and professional education and attention to how it is affecting our lives and how it should affect our lives.

Biologist's Discovery-Describing Letter May Sell For HOW Much?

Posted 04.10.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 04/09/2013 07:37 PM EDT on LiveScience "Jim Watson and I have probably made a most important disco...

Why Science and Education Are Blowing Up Online (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.08.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

We're geeking out in the What's Trending studio with a huge science-fueled chat, featuring NASA's Flight Director and iconic Mohawk Guy Bobak Ferdowsi, Veritasium's Derek Muller and I Fucking Love Science's Elise Andrew.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Your DNA Contributes To Humanity's Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

Our human lineage is not actually linear. In fact, it's more of a branching tree, telling the story of our origins in Africa and our migrations throug...

Old Skulls Show Puzzling Link Between Brazilians, Pacific Islanders

natureheader | Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

By Sid Perkins Indigenous people that lived in southeastern Brazil in the late 1800s shared some genetic sequences with Polynesians, an analysis of...

Science in the Service of Human Rights: Argentina 37 Years After the Coup

Alex Stern | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Alex Stern

Almost everyone knows that DNA identification has been used to free the falsely convicted from prison. Less known is the powerful and admirable role that DNA identification has played in redressing one of the most horrific aspects of the Dirty War (1976-1983) in Argentina.

Weird Microbe Has HOW MANY Sexes?

| Posted 03.27.2013 | Science

By Beth Skwarecki If you thought the battle of the genders was complicated, try having seven sexes. When Tetrahymena, a single-celled creature co...

Math Was Right

Ian Stewart | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science
Ian Stewart

Neither molecular biology nor mathematics alone can explain how developing organisms grow and change. We need both, working together.

Mysterious DNA Breaks Linked To Thinking, Learning, Memory

Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/25/2013 07:40 AM EDT on LiveScience Brain activity from experiences as common as exploring...

Have Deadly Viruses Finally Met Their Match?

Posted 03.21.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/21/2013 12:05 PM EDT on LiveScience A single compound could stop several viruses, including ...