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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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More than 2,000 signatories urge a national consortium of French academic institutions to refuse an increase in journal subscription fees.

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The virus caused an outbreak that began in Guangdong Province and left nearly 25,000 piglets dead. 

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Scott Pruitt’s Questionable Practices Exposed

By Kerry Grens | April 3, 2018

The EPA administrator had a sweet rental deal from a DC lobbyist, took pricey flights, and engineered whopping pay raises for aides.

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A study finds substantial growth in use of the drugs this century, linked to gains in wealth in low- and middle-income countries.

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Proposed US Spending Bill Boosts Science Funding

By Shawna Williams | March 22, 2018

NIH, NSF, and the DOE’s Office of Science will be among the agencies with budget increases if the omnibus bill is passed.

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Eight papers by Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson, a tissue engineer at the University of Gothenburg, have been flagged for image manipulation.

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Italian Scientist’s Retraction Count Hits 15

By Diana Kwon | March 5, 2018

Alfredo Fusco, a once prominent cancer researcher, has been under investigation for alleged research misconduct since 2012.

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NSF to Close Overseas Offices

By Shawna Williams | February 22, 2018

The agency announces that the fixed offices and staffing will be replaced with short-term expeditions to foster collaboration.

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