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[Report] Analytic Thinking Promotes Religious Disbelief

A dual-process theory posits a competition between analytical thought and religious belief.<br><br>Authors: Will M. Gervais, Ara Norenzayan

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New Products

A weekly roundup of information on newly offered instrumentation, apparatus, and laboratory materials of potential interest to researchers.

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[Podcast] Science Podcast

The show includes synchronizing optical clocks, the spread of Neolithic farming in Europe, a measles resurgence, and more.

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[Business Office Feature] CUSTOM PUBLISHING OFFICE SPONSORED SUPPLEMENT: Regenerative Medicine in China

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[News of the Week] Around the World

In science news around the world this week, Europe’s flagship Earth observation satellite, Envisat, is still offline; Australian officials announced that part of a planned marine park will be set aside to help protect humpback whales; Mexico’s legislature passed a strong, new climate change law; and negotiators from 90 countries agreed on the final design of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

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[News of the Week] Random Sample

Researchers are holding a bake sale to raise awareness of potential budget cuts and how they might affect planetary research. A Greenlandic graphic artist and a group of Danish archaeologists and self-confessed "cartoon nerds" have created a series of action-packed graphic novels on the prehistory of Greenland, from the peopling of the island 4500 years ago to the shamanic traditions of later Dorset culture hunters. And this week’s numbers quantify the total volume of groundwater in Africa and deaths if a magnitude-7.3 earthquake strikes Tokyo.

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[News of the Week] Newsmakers

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[News & Analysis] Cancer: California Weighs Tobacco Tax Hike to Fund Research

Thanks to the unhealthy habits of some of the state’s residents, California voters have an opportunity on 5 June to make their home one of the world’s biggest supporters of cancer research.<br><br>Author: Greg Miller

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[News & Analysis] Archaeology: Ancient Migrants Brought Farming Way of Life to Europe

In this week’s issue of Science, researchers report using ancient DNA from two sets of Scandinavian burials to explore the long-running question of how farming spread across Europe.

Author: Michael Balter

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[News & Analysis] U.S. Science Budget: Spending Panels Back Boosts for NSF, NASA, NIST Programs

The National Science Foundation and NASA got off to a strong start last week in the annual congressional budget race.<br><br>Author: Jeffrey Mervis

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