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Book Excerpt from Natural Defense

By Emily Monosson | July 17, 2017

In Chapter 3, “The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Our Friend: Infecting the Infection,” author Emily Monosson makes the case for bacteriophage therapy in the treatment of infectious disease.

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Policies that limit researchers’ travel could restrict scientific progress and partnerships.

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Senators Bemoan Science Funding Cuts

By Kerry Grens | June 23, 2017

At appropriations subcommittee hearings, President Trump’s budget proposal gets dissed by Republicans and Democrats.

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Art’s Diagnosticians

By Abby Olena | June 12, 2017

Physicians peer into the subjects of artistic masterpieces, and find new perspective on their own approach to diagnosing maladies.

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Book Excerpt from Behave

By Robert Sapolsky | June 1, 2017

In the book’s introduction, author and neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolsky explains his fascination with the biology of violence and other dark parts of human behavior.

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The human brain’s insular cortex is adept at registering distaste for everything from rotten fruit to unfamiliar cultures.

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Science Celebrities: Where Are the Women?

By Erin Biba | May 15, 2017

Men have traditionally stolen the spotlight as scientific popularizers on TV, but women are making names for themselves in other formats.

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National opinions about the effectiveness of last month’s science and climate marches are mixed and follow political lines, a Pew survey reports.

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Macron’s Election Win Cheered by Scientists

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 8, 2017

The future French president’s goals are pro-science, yet he will need parliamentary support.

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Book Excerpt from Flavor

By Bob Holmes | May 1, 2017

Author Bob Holmes dove into the taste-determining realm of his genome.

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