Harvard's planned science center, to comprise four buildings in the Allston section of Boston, may become a model of environmental responsibility, according to this article in the New York Times. In an agreement with the state, the Harvard science center "will cut [greenhouse gas] emissions 50 percent below the levels required by the national standard," the article says.

 

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

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