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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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A cardiovascular surgeon’s research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory, Turkish outlets report, while the university at the center of the tumult claims the story is false. 

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Another case of HIV remission emerges, this time in a South African girl diagnosed as an infant and disease-free for more than eight years.

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Their waters served as refuges during ice ages, allowing for adaptation and the emergence of new species.

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Mammalian Immunity: What’s RNAi Got to Do with It?

By Shawna Williams | July 21, 2017

A new study adds to the evidence that mammalian cells can use small interfering RNAs to defend against viruses, but questions remain about physiological importance.

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image: Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Research

Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Research

By Kerry Grens | July 20, 2017

The choice of an economics professor and climate change denialist is slammed by science advocates.

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image: Study: Bumblebee Species Declining Worldwide

Study: Bumblebee Species Declining Worldwide

By Aggie Mika | July 20, 2017

The first global evaluation of populations demonstrates that certain species are diminishing considerably.

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Lubchenco on Conservation

By The Scientist Staff | July 17, 2017

Former NOAA administrator and environmental scientist Jane Lunchenco discusses the importance of science in the face of climate change.

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