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Marine Biologist Susan Williams Dies

By Diana Kwon | April 26, 2018

The UC Davis researcher was an advocate of ocean conservation and science communication.

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Women Are Underrepresented at Conferences: Study

By Diana Kwon | April 25, 2018

An analysis of abstracts from American Geophysical Union meetings reveals that female scientists get fewer speaking opportunities than men.

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Administration officials contend that research and teaching assistants are students, not workers, and want to take the matter to federal court.

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Researchers used the genome sequence of Artemisia annua to boost the plant’s production of artemisinin.

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Exercise Warms the Brain, Causing Mice to Eat Less

By Kerry Grens | April 24, 2018

Directly activating a heat sensor also sensitive to capsaicin in chili peppers in the hypothalamus had the same effect as exercise.

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After losing his genitals in a roadside bomb explosion, the soldier endured a 14-hour surgery to have a donated penis, scrotum, and partial abdominal wall attached.

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The relationship is independent of grantees’ scientific accomplishments.

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Salk Institute Suspends Cancer Scientist Inder Verma

By Ashley Yeager | April 23, 2018

The prominent researcher has been put on administrative leave pending an investigation into unspecified allegations.

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The decision affects about 5,000 graduate students at the university who are eligible to join the union.

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Republican politicians have been trying to limit data to only those publicly available, but opponents say that would neglect private, yet important, information.

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