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North American Ash on Brink of Extinction

By | September 15, 2017

The latest IUCN Red List update also reveals substantial declines in antelopes and other species, but some level of recovery in populations of snow leopards.

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Second Chance for Lost Galapagos Tortoises?

By | September 14, 2017

Researchers are trying to recreate an extinct species of the lumbering reptiles by breeding closely related species that contain traces of the lost lineage’s DNA.

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Criticism for Craig Venter’s “Face-Prediction” Software

By | September 11, 2017

The tool cannot predict a person’s face from DNA, say researchers—including some listed as coauthors on the publication. 

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U.K. Lays Out Its Vision for Post-Brexit Research

By | September 7, 2017

The government’s new position paper on science and innovation after leaving the E.U. takes a positive tone, but has frustrated researchers with its lack of detail.

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Majority of Top Government Science Jobs Unfilled

By | August 31, 2017

Only 12 positions out of 44 have received nominations, and half of Trump’s nominees have strong ties to the industries they would oversee, a new report shows.

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Researchers Advised to Remove Climate Change Language

By | August 29, 2017

The Department of Energy requested that scientists reword grant proposals to be more in line with the White House’s agenda on climate research.

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Science Envoy Resigns from US State Department in Protest

By | August 23, 2017

Energy researcher Daniel Kammen criticized President Trump’s response to events in Charlottesville, as well as the administration’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord.

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Trump Administration Disbands Climate Advisory Panel

By | August 21, 2017

On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the panel’s charter would not be renewed.

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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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CRISPR Corrects RNA-based Disease Defects

By | August 10, 2017

In human cells, researchers deploy the genome editor to snip out toxic repetitive sequences.

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