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STEM Profs’ Views on Intelligence May Affect Student Outcomes
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 15, 2019
Students, especially racial minorities, tend to perform worse when professors believe intelligence is fixed
Tiny, Motorized Pill Delivers Vaccine to Mouse Intestine
Emma Yasinski | Feb 15, 2019
The pea-size machine uses body fluids as fuel to propel itself through the digestive tract.
Science in Puerto Rico Still Recovering After Hurricane Maria
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 15, 2019
Scientists at the University of Puerto Rico suffered major setbacks due to damages and delays in repairs, and government austerity measures are adding insult to injury.
Science Agencies to Get Boost Under New US Budget
Shawna Williams | Feb 15, 2019
The bill for fiscal year 2019 increases allocations for NSF, FDA, and others above 2018 levels.
Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines
Kerry Grens | Feb 14, 2019
The World Health Organization reports that a number of countries are experiencing “sizeable” numbers of the infection due to a failure to vaccinate.
Honeybees Enter Virtual Reality So Scientists Can Study Their Brains
Jess Romeo | Feb 14, 2019
Researchers record neurological changes in a region called the mushroom body in the brains of bees completing a maze in a virtual environment.
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Abby Olena | Feb 14, 2019
A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.
Human Pancreas Cells Can Be Made to Produce Insulin
Jef Akst | Feb 14, 2019
When implanted into mice, the “pseudo-islets” helped treat the animals’ diabetes symptoms.
Hungarian Researchers Protest Against Government Changes to Funding
Catherine Offord | Feb 13, 2019
Demonstrations took place in the country’s capital on Tuesday following what many researchers see as a threat to academic freedom.
Breastmilk from Mothers Who Pump Has a Different Microbial Makeup
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 13, 2019
In a study of nearly 400 breastfeeding mothers, researchers find links between directly feeding the child and a more diverse microbiota, compared to milk from pumping.