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California’s Owls Being Exposed to Rat Poison

By | January 15, 2018

Researchers suspect the source of the toxins may be some of the state’s 50,000 or so marijuana farms.

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Image of the Day: An Actual “Shithole”

By | January 13, 2018

Beetles cherish the dung they live and feed on.

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The new policy affects academic and nonprofit grants and cooperative agreements exceeding $50,000. 

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Rising Temperatures and the Elimination of Male Turtles

By | January 10, 2018

The near-complete feminization of northern Great Barrier Reef sea turtles has been blamed on climate change.

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2017 in Quotes

By | December 28, 2017

Gender discrimination, Brexit, and climate change are among the issues that have received considerable attention from the scientific community this year.

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The Biggest Science Scandals of 2017

By | December 15, 2017

This year’s controversial news included unethical behavior among politicians, a murder, and multiple accusations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment, in addition to the usual spate of research misconduct.

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The Year in Science Policy

By | December 15, 2017

How a new administration in the U.S. affected scientists around the world throughout 2017

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French President Emmanuel Macron awards millions of euros in research funding to climate scientists who will relocate from the U.S. and elsewhere to France.

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The proposed tax on graduate tuition waivers would significantly increase students’ taxable income.

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The former chief of Eli Lilly USA is picked to replace Tom Price, who stepped down in September amid a controversy over the abuse of taxpayer-funded travel.

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