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Large Carnivores Under Siege

By | January 13, 2014

As populations of top predators decline in ecosystems the world over, researchers chart the widespread effects.


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Settlement Signal

By | January 9, 2014

A marine bacterium generates contractile structures that are essential for the metamorphosis of a tubeworm.


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Speaking of Science

By | January 1, 2014

January 2014's selection of notable quotes


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Governing Science

By | December 31, 2013

How the US government impacted life science research in 2013

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Charitable Grants Fill the Funding Void

By | December 18, 2013

Foundation funds have taken up some of the slack left by waning federal budgets, but such grants don’t often cover indirect research costs.


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Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking

By | December 17, 2013

Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.

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New Budget Deal to Ease Sequester

By | December 11, 2013

US science may get temporary respite from across-the-board funding cuts that have been squeezing research budgets for more than 10 months.


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Where Science and Policy Meet

By | December 2, 2013

Two top 20 lists—from scientists to policy makers and vice versa—aim to bridge gaps in understanding between these groups.


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Biology's Coefficient

By | December 1, 2013

Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.


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The Great Divide

By | December 1, 2013

A two-way bridge between science and policy is desperately needed.


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