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Flooding in Texas Blocks Researchers from Campuses

By Kerry Grens | August 28, 2017

Marine Science Institute on the Gulf experiences damage; “rideout teams” keep watch over animals and facilities. 

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image: Global Patterns of Human Epigenetic Variation

Global Patterns of Human Epigenetic Variation

By Ashley Yeager | August 28, 2017

A study of five far-flung human populations gives clues to adaptations to environmental pressures.

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image: Climate Change Language Deleted from NIH Site

Climate Change Language Deleted from NIH Site

By Bob Grant | August 23, 2017

The communications director at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says news reports of the changes are overblown.

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image: Trump Administration Disbands Climate Advisory Panel

Trump Administration Disbands Climate Advisory Panel

By Catherine Offord | August 21, 2017

On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the panel’s charter would not be renewed.

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image: Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against Zika

Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against Zika

By Catherine Offord | August 18, 2017

A memory B cell response to Zika virus in dengue-infected patients produced antibodies that were poorly neutralizing in vitro and instead enhanced infection.

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In a memo to federal agencies, the administration highlights defense and security, leaves off Earth and climate science, and limits the scope of basic research.

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image: Pollution Drives Marine Reptile Color Change

Pollution Drives Marine Reptile Color Change

By Bob Grant | August 11, 2017

The turtle-headed sea snake is losing its stripes, and researchers suggest that the change reflects adaptation to fouled oceans.

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image: USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”

USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”

By Kerry Grens | August 8, 2017

The agency denies instructing staff to avoid particular terms.

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image: The Ever-Expanding T-Cell World: A Primer

The Ever-Expanding T-Cell World: A Primer

By Ashley P. Taylor | August 7, 2017

Researchers continue to identify new T-cell subtypes—and devise ways to use them to fight cancer. The Scientist attempts to catalog them all.

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The genomes of two species of water bears reveal clues about how they persist in extreme conditions, yet don’t resolve the animals’ debated evolutionary story.

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