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Image ‘stitching’ technique lets scientists explore shipwrecks from dry land

9 hours 41 min ago
One virtual dive site has already helped researchers nail down the size of Roman transport ships
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In Brazil, researchers struggle to fend off deepening budget cuts

13 hours 57 min ago
Federal spending on science has dropped by half in 5 years
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Census Bureau puts new team in charge of 2020 U.S. count

14 hours 6 min ago
Changes seen as repudiation of former director’s plan to save money and modernize
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The finalists are in: Pick your winner for this year’s Dance Your Ph.D.

14 hours 11 min ago
Watch these intrepid scientists show you what they’ve got
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Sun’s light touch explains asteroids flying in formation behind Mars

16 hours 31 min ago
Space rocks spun out of parent twirled by radiation pressure
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How gut bacteria saved ‘dirty mice’ from death

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:00
Bacteria from the wild cousins make lab mice less prone to getting sick
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Rand Paul takes a poke at U.S. peer review panels

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:59
New Senate bill would add public members to all funding panels and reexamine some NSF proposals
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This jaw bone bolsters the case for human contact with saber-toothed cats in Europe

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 03:00
Genetic analysis adds evidence for a later extinction date there for the giant predators
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Why haven’t we had alien contact? Blame icy ocean worlds

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 02:30
New hypothesis suggests that ice-encrusted planets could be bad for interstellar communication
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Spiders, up close and personal

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 02:00
Before you say “yuck,” consider their awe-inspiring qualities
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Spider genes put a new spin on arachnids’ potent venoms, stunning silks, and surprising history

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 02:00
These eight-legged marvels have complex genomes, some bigger than ours
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Analysis of China’s one-child policy sparks uproar

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:25
Colleagues call demographer’s findings flawed and irresponsible
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Spinning spider silk into startup gold

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:00
Spider silk products are finally edging into the market, but mass-produced, superstrong fibers remain out of reach
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Proposal to ban EPA grantees from agency science advisory boards stirs controversy

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 04:56
Agency administrator says he'll soon issue directive
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NIH emails reveal divisions over renewal of gun research program

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 04:35
Agency staff wanted initiative on firearms violence to continue
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How sponges ‘spike’ themselves with glass

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:00
Rigid marine invertebrates use protein matrices to grow complex crystals
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Germany’s insects are disappearing

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:00
Biomass of bugs in nature reserves has dropped by 82%
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Team Trump warns Congress it will take billions more to run the 2020 census

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 01:55
Funding squeeze has hampered development of cost-saving technologies
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This computer program can beat humans at Go—with no human instruction

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 01:00
New version of AlphaGo needs no examples to learn complex board game
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