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Scientist pleads not guilty to faking HIV vaccine study

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Dong-Pyou Han
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A former Iowa State University scientist pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges alleging that he falsified research for an AIDS vaccine to secure millions of dollars in federal funding. Dong-Pyou Han, 57, entered his not guilty pleas to four counts of making false statements during his [...]

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Federal prosecutors charge scientist in major HIV vaccine fraud case

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research. Investigators say former Iowa State [...]

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Openly gay teen scientist honored by Vatican as positive role model

Sunday, November 17, 2013
Jack, speaking at the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference earlier this year.
CROWNSVILLE, Md. — An openly gay teen scientist has been honored by the Vatican for his work to develop a cost-effective method to detect pancreatic cancer. [...]

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Nigerian student claims he’s discovered ‘scientific proof’ gay marriage is wrong

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Chibuihem Amalaha
A post-graduate student at the University of Lagos in Nigeria claims he has made a scientific "breakthrough" by proving that homosexuality and same-sex marriage are wrong. [...]

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Meet Jack: Scientist, inventor, kayaking enthusiast, ‘Glee’ fan, likes boys, … and is only 16

Sunday, September 8, 2013
Jack Andraka
The age of 13 is a time when most American teenagers worry about their freshman year of high school, begin experiencing their first intimate attractions to others, and keep busy playing video games, texting friends, and surfing the internet. But in suburban Baltimore, three years ago -- at age 13 [...]

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Fischer: New theory suggests homosexuality ‘the result of a birth defect’

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Bryan Fischer
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer says that a new theory that epigenetic marks may play a key role in determining why people are gay is proof that homosexuality might be a "birth defect" which could lead prospective parents to choose abortion. [...]

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Scientists claim to have solved the ‘evolutionary riddle of homosexuality’

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Bill Rice of the University of California Santa Barbara (left) and Urban Friberg of Uppsala University (right) collaborated with NIMBioS Associate Director for Scientific Activities Sergey Gavrilets to develop a mathematical model describing the epigenetic conflict that drives the evolution of homosexuality. Photo via NIMBioS.
A group of scientists say they possibly have solved the question of what makes a human being gay, according to a study published Tuesday by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis. [...]

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See someone you’re attracted to? Study says pupils reveal sexual orientation

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Researchers at Cornell University believe that sexual orientation can be revealed by pupil dilation when watching persons whom participants found attractive, according to a study published Aug. 3 in the scientific journal PLoS ONE. [...]

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Asteroid named after gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Frank Kameny
Minor planet 40463, an asteroid that orbits between Mars and Jupiter, has been named after gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny. [...]

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