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The genomes of two species of water bears reveal clues about how they persist in extreme conditions, yet don’t resolve the animals’ debated evolutionary story.

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Researchers have criticized their countries’ initiatives, which some suspect were launched in reaction to a perceived anti-science sentiment from the Trump administration.

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Turkish University Censors Research Study

By | July 25, 2017

A cardiovascular surgeon’s research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory. 

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Their waters served as refuges during ice ages, allowing for adaptation and the emergence of new species.

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UK’s Brexit Team Lacks a Science Advisor

By | July 18, 2017

Advocacy groups call for the role to be filled.

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Lubcheco on Conservation

By | July 17, 2017

Former NOAA administrator and zoologist Jane Lunchenco discusses the importance of science in the face of climate change.

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Oceans’ Ambassador

By | July 17, 2017

Jane Lubchenco has embraced many roles: marine ecologist, science communicator, federal agency administrator, and sustainable fishing advocate.

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The presence of similar light-emitting enzymes in the distantly related organisms lends new insight into bioluminescence evolution.

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Lawmakers Propose Increasing NIH Budget

By | July 13, 2017

A House bill would also bar funding for research with fetal tissues.

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Earth Experiencing Sixth Mass Extinction: Study

By | July 11, 2017

Scientists describe the number of vertebrate species experiencing population declines as “biological annihilation.”

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