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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: USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”

USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”

By | August 8, 2017

The agency denies instructing staff to avoid particular terms.

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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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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: North Korean Travel Ban Could Disrupt Studies

North Korean Travel Ban Could Disrupt Studies

By | July 24, 2017

Rare and hard-fought academic partnerships are left in limbo.

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image: Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Research

Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Research

By | July 20, 2017

The choice of an economics professor and climate change denialist is slammed by science advocates.

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Michael Dourson, a former staffer at the Environmental Protection Agency, has controversial ties to industry.

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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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Policies that limit researchers’ travel could restrict scientific progress and partnerships.

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