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Scientists to Trump: Appoint a Science Advisor

By Tracy Vence | March 1, 2017

Thousands of researchers and science supporters sign an open letter to the president.

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image: How Bad Singing Landed Me in an MRI Machine

How Bad Singing Landed Me in an MRI Machine

By Tim Falconer | March 1, 2017

One author's journey through the science of his congenital amusia

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image: Musical Tastes: Nature or Nurture?

Musical Tastes: Nature or Nurture?

By Diana Kwon | March 1, 2017

Studies of remote Amazonian villages reveal how culture influences our musical preferences.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2017

Music, the future of American science, and more

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An experiment in which people pass each other initially nonrhythmic drumming sequences reveals the human affinity for musical patterns.

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Science Policy: Anxiety and Resolve at AAAS Conference

By Ben Andrew Henry | February 21, 2017

A panel discussion on channeling science into policy served as a forum for debating the role of scientists under the current administration. 

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Science Policy in 2017

By The Scientist Staff | February 13, 2017

The Scientist’s coverage of key science agencies, the early days of the Trump administration, and the March for Science

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image: Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Director

Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Director

By Joshua A. Krisch | February 10, 2017

The orthopedic surgeon is confirmed to lead the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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image: Week in Review: February 6–10

Week in Review: February 6–10

By Tracy Vence | February 10, 2017

Two potential Science Advisors to the President talk federal funding, climate change research, science marches, and more; a conversation with Iranian-American geneticist Pardis Sabeti; standards for teaching evolution in Texas could change; bioengineers debut a stomach acid–powered ingestible sensor; toward killing cancer with bacteria; ecDNA and tumor evolution

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A conversation with public health expert Lynn Goldman, a former assistant administrator at the US Environmental Protection Agency

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