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Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 19, 2018

The adaptation gives better endurance to the Bajau people, known as sea nomads, by increasing spleen size and, in turn, boosting the number of oxygenated red blood cells when diving.  

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Inside the OSTP: Q&A With a Senior Science Policy Advisor

By Shawna Williams | April 18, 2018

Sara Brenner discusses why she took a break from academia to join the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, and what she hopes to accomplish there.

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Women Less Successful When Applying for Patents

By Diana Kwon | April 18, 2018

An investigation of 2.7 million patent submissions in the U.S. finds gender disparities throughout the application process.

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RNA Injection Restores Hearing in Guinea Pigs

By Abby Olena | April 18, 2018

Researchers deliver small interfering RNAs loaded into nanoparticles into the ears of adult guinea pigs to regenerate hair cells damaged by noise.

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Human Brain Organoids Thrive in Mouse Brains

By Ashley Yeager | April 16, 2018

After implantation, the tissue developed blood vessels and became integrated into neuronal networks in the animals’ brains.

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The Second March for Science a Smaller Affair

By Shawna Williams, Ashley Yeager, and Jim Daley | April 14, 2018

Many cities around the globe, including Washington, DC, saw shrunken crowd sizes, and numerous events turned into rallies rather than processions.

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Scenes from the 2018 March for Science

By Shawna Williams, Ashley Yeager, and Jim Daley | April 14, 2018

“I'm not a mad scientist. I'm absolutely furious.”

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Marching On

By Shawna Williams | April 12, 2018

Rush Holt, CEO of AAAS, discusses what’s changed as a result of the March for Science—and what hasn’t.

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Authors of a new study suggest that 520-million-year-old structures, previously identified as the brains of ancient arthropods, are instead preserved microbial biofilms.

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Some Antibiotics Rev Up Host Immune Response to Viruses

By Shawna Williams | April 9, 2018

The antimicrobial drug neomycin protects mice from some viral infections, complicating the picture of the relationship between antibiotics and susceptibility to viruses.

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