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Newly Discovered Species

By | October 1, 2011

Life on Earth is mind-bogglingly diverse with estimates of the number of existing species in the tens of millions. Over the last 4 billion years, many species have gone extinct; and because of the actions of humans, many existing species are now endangered.

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Opinion: Research and Debt Reduction

By | October 1, 2011

Investing more federal dollars in life science research may save the US economy.

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A Quarter Century of Fueling Science

By | October 1, 2011

History repeats itself, and so do trends in research funding.

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Conserving Our Shared Heritage

By | October 1, 2011

Reversing catastrophic threats to our planet’s biodiversity is not optional: our lives depend on it.

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Marauding Moths

By | October 1, 2011

Dried plant specimens reveal the origin of an insect pest that has spread throughout Europe.

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Research and Development Funding, By the Numbers

By | October 1, 2011

Government and industry are the biggest funders of research, basic and otherwise. Here is how science funding in the US and European Union has shaped up in the past two and a half decades. 

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Speaking of Science

By | October 1, 2011

A selection of quotes from past issues of The Scientist.

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Biodiversity

By | October 1, 2011

Ecosystems are failing and extinction rates are soaring. Thomas E. Lovejoy and Edward O. Wilson weigh in on why cataloging existing species, discovering new ones, and maintaining a balanced and diverse global ecosystem are critical for ensuring a habitable environment for all.

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Europe Pours $41 Million Into Epigenome

By | September 29, 2011

The European Commission takes a major step towards unraveling the secrets of human epigenetics.

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Q&A: Overhaul the Funding System

By | September 28, 2011

Can science step in to find the best ways of allocating money for research?

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