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How many neutrons can you cram into an atom? More than physicists thought

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 09:00
Extra-heavy calcium isotope may herald higher limits for nuclear binding
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Here’s the sexual harassment report that felled a famed geneticist—and his defense

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:50
Even after he was asked to stop, Francisco Ayala repeatedly directed unwelcome attention toward women, university found
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Census Bureau nominee becomes lightning rod for debate over 2020 census

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 05:30
Steven Dillingham’s strong credentials may be secondary to partisan fight over President Donald Trump’s policies
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Burton Richter, Nobel Prize–winning physicist with influence in Washington, D.C., dies

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 05:10
When particle physics was in chaos, his discovery of a key particle brought clarity
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Greenhouse gases are warming the world—but chilling Antarctica. Here’s why

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:30
Odd trend stems from the icy continent’s extreme conditions
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In a ‘tour de force,’ researchers image an entire fly brain in minute detail

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:00
Electron microscopy offers synapse-level view of the largest whole brain to date
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Online portal of thousands of clinical trials could aid disease research

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:00
Vivli aims to ease sharing of anonymized clinical studies
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Trump overhaul of Endangered Species Act could shrink protections for many animals

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 03:45
The proposal, which the administration could carry out without Congress's approval, faces opposition from environmental groups
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A turtle—or a rifle? Hackers easily fool AIs into seeing the wrong thing

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 02:15
Adversarial attacks highlight lack of security in machine learning algorithms
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On a remote Pacific island, this doctor has revived a 60-year quest to eradicate a disfiguring disease

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 02:00
A cheap one-dose antibiotic treatment might wipe yaws, a forgotten disease, off the face of the planet
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‘Smart plants’ could soon detect deadly radon and mold in your home

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 02:00
Bioengineered leaves could change color in response to dangerous compounds
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Watch out, birders: Artificial intelligence has learned to spot birds from their songs

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:15
Program could help track bird populations across the globe
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A top Chinese brain scientist wonders how he ended up on the U.S. visa blacklist

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:10
Rao Yi, invited for a National Science Foundation workshop in Washington, D.C., next week, has been denied visas since 2016
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Gabriela González’s improbable journey to lead federal STEM panel

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 03:00
Intel executive has been role model for getting more girls into engineering
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World’s oldest baby snake found preserved in amber

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 02:00
100-million-year-old fossil may provide clues to the habitat and evolution of ancient serpents
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Watch this origami fish grabber nab a deep-sea squid

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 02:00
New robotic claw can scoop up delicate sea creatures without harm
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Congo’s Ebola outbreak is all but over. Did an experimental vaccine help?

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 01:35
Traditional containment strategies potentially boosted by new tool, but it’s difficult to untangle why deadly virus stopped spreading
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Ten new moons—including one ‘oddball’—discovered around Jupiter

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 10:00
Satellites seen while scientists hunted for theorized planet at solar system’s edge
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Dolphins could unveil the origins of menopause

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 07:01
Age-related changes in mothering behavior could drive evolutionary pressures
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