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UK’s Brexit Team Lacks a Science Advisor

By Shawna Williams | July 18, 2017

Advocacy groups call for the role to be filled.

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The presence of similar light-emitting enzymes in the distantly related organisms lends new insight into bioluminescence evolution.

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Lawmakers Propose Increasing NIH Budget

By Shawna Williams | July 13, 2017

A House bill would also bar funding for research with fetal tissues.

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Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start

By Shawna Williams | July 5, 2017

Mitochondrial DNA in Neanderthal bone suggests humans first left Africa earlier than previously thought.

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Students will not learn the theory in primary and secondary schools nationwide. 

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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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Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.

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Proposed NIH Grant Cap Criticized

By Diana Kwon | June 8, 2017

Update: The agency announced it will ditch the proposal, and set up a fund for early- to mid-career scientists instead.

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NSF Cuts PhD Training Grant

By Bob Grant | June 7, 2017

The federal science agency discontinued a funding stream for graduate students in environmental science because of administrative workload.

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The new fossils push the origin of the human species back by 100,000 years.

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