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Scientists engineered human cells to produce a molecule that stimulates insulin secretion in the presence of caffeine.

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Deadly Wasting Syndrome Genetically Altered Sea Stars: Study

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 19, 2018

The surviving animals may have evolved genes that provided an advantage in fighting the disease.  

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Image of the Day: Multiple Choice

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 19, 2018

Photosynthesis can happen in more than one way.  

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Pancreatic Cell Size Negatively Relates to Lifespan in Mammals

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 19, 2018

Species with larger pancreatic cells tend to have shorter lives, according to a study.  

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What we can know about biology before the last universal common ancestor is limited—and we should be circumspect in filling in the gaps.

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Pressure Mounts for EPA’s Scott Pruitt to Quit

By Catherine Offord | June 14, 2018

Republicans and conservative media outlets are turning on the agency administrator as allegations of ethical misconduct and excessive spending pile up.

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US State Department Names New Science Envoys

By Shawna Williams | June 13, 2018

The five high-profile scientists are charged with helping strengthen international cooperation.

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Organic Compounds Found in Martian Soil

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 11, 2018

Researchers also found seasonal variations in atmospheric methane on the planet that may have a geological or biological origin.  

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The plan would also allow non-EU countries to pay to participate in EU research programs, albeit without wielding “decisional power.”

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Image of the Day: Older and Wiser

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 8, 2018

As the years go by, seabirds such as gannets get better at foraging.  

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