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NASA researchers have discovered ancient microbes locked inside minerals, suggesting a possible niche for interstellar life.

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Sights (and Signs) of #StandUpForScience

By | February 19, 2017

Hundreds of people gathered in Boston’s Copley Square today to show support for science.

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Opinion: Sometimes, Scientists Must March

By , , and | February 13, 2017

Lessons learned from the “Death of Evidence” demonstration in Canada

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Science Policy in 2017

By | February 13, 2017

The Scientist’s coverage of key science agencies, the early days of the Trump administration, and the March for Science

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Toward Killing Cancer with Bacteria

By | February 8, 2017

Researchers employ an engineered microbe to destroy tumor cells in mice.

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USDA Removes Animal Welfare Data From Public Website

By | February 7, 2017

Due to privacy concerns, the US Department of Agriculture will no longer make animal welfare inspection reports and enforcement records public.

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Discovering Novel Antibiotics

By | February 1, 2017

Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs

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Study of 81 six-week-olds who were born by C-section or vaginal delivery didn’t show differences in the structure or function of their microbiota, despite contrary results from other studies on babies. 

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Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws

By | January 23, 2017

US scientists continue to have a hard time getting funding to study the health impacts of the drug. But cannabis research in Canada—where medical marijuana is legal nationwide—is different story.

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How Plant-Soil Feedback Affects Ecological Diversity

By | January 13, 2017

Researchers examine how underground microbes and nutrients affect plant populations.

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