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Weekly News Roundup: Hawking Drugs on the Radio

Reality BaseBy Melissa LafskyNovember 22, 2008 12:39 AM


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• Just when you thought it was safe to put the abortion debate to rest: Bush tries to sneak in additional "protections" for hospital employees who don't wish to perform the procedure. • Practicing physicians aren't the only ones on the take from drug companies; now it's radio hosts as well. • A new survey finds bad news for China's soil—and its food supply. • All that technology love can work both ways: Verizon employees are caught peeking at Obama's private cell phone records. • Could HIV prevention come in the form of a pill? • And are "climate-smart chickens" worthy of their name? • And finally, one of the best, and most honest, run-downs of what's really happening with women in science.

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