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Pollution Drives Marine Reptile Color Change

By | August 11, 2017

The turtle-headed sea snake is losing its stripes, and researchers suggest that the change reflects adaptation to fouled oceans.

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image: Nature Index Identifies Top Contributors to Innovation

Nature Index Identifies Top Contributors to Innovation

By | August 9, 2017

New rankings highlight institutions that have produced large numbers of articles cited in others' patents.

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Researchers Petition to Bring Back Grant Caps

By | August 9, 2017

Nearly 1,000 signatories are asking the National Institutes of Health to reinstitute the Grant Support Index proposal.

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The football league and the government agency part ways over how the money should be used.

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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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A cardiovascular surgeon’s research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory, Turkish outlets report, while the university at the center of the tumult claims the story is false. 

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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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image: UK’s Brexit Team Lacks a Science Advisor

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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image: Lawmakers Propose Increasing NIH Budget

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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image: Smallpox Kerfuffle Reveals Biosecurity Problems

Smallpox Kerfuffle Reveals Biosecurity Problems

By | July 12, 2017

A review of a 2014 incident in which mystery vials of smallpox were found at the NIH reveals security weaknesses, but also concludes the response was appropriate. 

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