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Currents blog - June 2012

A blog covering science news by Inside Science writers and editors

Jun 29 2012 - 3:15pm

Timekeepers are adding a second to atomic clocks to keep them in synch with the Earth's slightly slowing rotations.

Jun 27 2012 - 4:45pm

New research shows that an ancient human ancestor, Australopithecus sediba, ate bark and other tree matter.

Jun 22 2012 - 10:15am

Archery is back in style with a little help from “The Hunger Games,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and “Brave” movies as well as the upcoming summer Olympic Games.

Jun 20 2012 - 6:45pm

Excess of particle decays may point the way to physics beyond the Standard Model.

Jun 19 2012 - 4:30pm

Our recent Inside Science News Service story about crowdsourcing music was on my mind yesterday while I wandered the Web for news. Here are links to a handful of interesting reads.

Jun 15 2012 - 11:00am

Scientists announced new results this week from the Human Microbiome Project, a 5-year, $153 million effort funded mainly by the National Institutes of Health.

Jun 13 2012 - 2:30pm

Research shows that the answers to a sleepiness questionnaire can predict how long an athlete will remain on his team.

Jun 5 2012 - 6:00pm

Major League Baseball's draft began last night. Drafting is not always a matter of taking the best player available, which is where strategy comes in. This year, add mystery as well.

Jun 1 2012 - 4:30pm

Scientists hypothesize that iron may have played an essential role for life during Earth's childhood. 

Feb 28 2012 - 12:00pm


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