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2017 Life Science Salary Survey

By | November 1, 2017

Industry professionals make more than academic researchers, but for professors, it may not be about the money.

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The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees

By | October 24, 2017

Ancient fossils reveal how woodless trees got so big: by continuously ripping apart their xylem and knitting it back together.

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A Molecule to Treat Obesity?

By | October 18, 2017

GDF-15 lowers body weight in mice and primates.

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Plantings of non-GM refuges counter the development of resistance.

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The artist discusses music as a means to get kids excited about science, and the inspiration he took from astrophysics and polar bears.

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Study Illuminates Genetics of Skin Color

By | October 12, 2017

Researchers identified genes related to melanin levels in African populations.

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U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO

By | October 12, 2017

The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.

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Image of the Day: Lab-Grown Brain

By | October 12, 2017

Scientists grew organoids that mimic human fetal brains and infected them with the Zika virus to model its neurological effects.

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Critics of the proposed curriculum say it leaves out important information relating to climate change and evolution.

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Giants of Circadian Biology Win Nobel Prize

By | October 2, 2017

The award in Physiology or Medicine goes to chronobiologists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young.

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