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The 20-year project calls into question the conventional wisdom about the role plants will play in mitigating future climate change.

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Adolescent Psychiatrist Beatrix Hamburg Dies

By Ashley Yeager | April 20, 2018

A champion of peer counseling and a barrier-breaker for black women, she passed away after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Male Fruit Flies Take Pleasure in Having Sex

By Jim Daley | April 20, 2018

Sex-deprived males seek out alcohol.

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The announcement comes after an agency working group recommends against an industry partnership on ethical grounds.

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Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA

By Kerry Grens | April 19, 2018

The US Senate narrowly approved the politician, who does not have a science background.

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Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef

By Ashley Yeager | April 18, 2018

Not only did many corals die in recent years, but some were actually killed by the hotter temperatures themselves, rather than bleaching.

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Tiny Shrimp Mix Up the Ocean

By Catherine Offord | April 18, 2018

Crowds of zooplankton swimming upward generate large downward jets of water, a study finds.

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Mitochondrial DNA Plays a Role in Metastasis

By Kerry Grens | April 18, 2018

Experiments in mice show that mitochondria, both within the tumor and beyond, can make the difference between promoting or inhibiting cancer spread.

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How Kidney Cancer Evolves

By Jim Daley | April 18, 2018

Renal cell carcinoma tumors have three different evolutionary fates, each associated with specific clinical outcomes.

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Children With Malaria Smell More Attractive to Mosquitoes

By Shawna Williams | April 17, 2018

The parasite changes people’s scent, primarily due to an increase in aldehydes.

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