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Sociologists to Study the March for Science

By | April 17, 2017

Researchers hope to use the upcoming event as an opportunity to examine the social science of political activism among science supporters.

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Migratory Eels Use Magnetoreception

By | April 14, 2017

In laboratory experiments that simulated oceanic conditions, the fish responded to magnetic fields, a sensory input that may aid migration.

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Week in Review: April 10–14

By | April 14, 2017

CRISPR patent ruling appealed; CRISPR-based nucleic acid test; an experimental gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and a cell-based protocol for Parkinson’s disease show promise in mice

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Upgraded Photoswitch for Vision Repair

By | April 13, 2017

Researchers improve on a technique to use a light-stimulated small molecule to confer longer-term photosensitivity to the retinal cells of blind mice.

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Pioneering HIV Researcher Dies

By | April 13, 2017

Mark Wainberg, a professor of biology and virology at McGill University, has passed away unexpectedly at age 71.

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Oklahoma De-funds Science Fair

By | April 12, 2017

Students launch a fundraising campaign to rescue the event, which was a casualty of budget cuts to the state’s education department. 

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A committee says an independent organization designed to foster research integrity would stem misconduct.

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Report: Boost Funds for Basic Science in Canada

By | April 12, 2017

An independent review of Canadian science reveals a need for additional funds to investigator-led, basic research.

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Forensics Left in Lurch by Sessions

By | April 11, 2017

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is terminating a commission in which independent researchers and federal agencies seek to improve forensic science standards.

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In a preprint, a PhD student examines freely available SciHub usage data.

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