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After Sunday’s federal election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is faced with political parties that disagree on key scientific and environmental issues.

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Canada Names Chief Science Advisor

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 27, 2017

Scientists speculate about whether the appointment will mean more funding for research.

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Opinion: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will Backfire

By Robert Hueter | September 27, 2017

A proposal to do so would cause waste, promote less sustainable fisheries, and penalize US fishers who follow best practices.

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Enormous University Gift Raises Questions over Donor Influence

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 26, 2017

The donation to the University of California, Irvine, is slated to fund a new college focusing on what some critics call pseudoscience and quackery.

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Facing Brexit, U.K. Makes Science Deal with U.S.

By Catherine Offord | September 22, 2017

The $88 million agreement is part of efforts by the UK government to increase transatlantic collaboration as the country prepares to leave the European Union.

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North American Ash on Brink of Extinction

By Catherine Offord | September 15, 2017

The latest IUCN Red List update also reveals substantial declines in antelopes and other species, but some level of recovery in populations of snow leopards.

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Scientists’ Expectations for Brexit Mostly Grim

By Catherine Offord | September 12, 2017

Some researchers have already been negatively affected by the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, though opinions on the eventual outcome remain mixed.

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How Exercise Might Fight Cancer

By Jef Akst | September 8, 2017

Epinephrine’s activation of the signaling pathway Hippo is responsible for the in vitro tumor-fighting effects of serum from women who worked out.

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U.K. Lays Out Its Vision for Post-Brexit Research

By Catherine Offord | September 7, 2017

The government’s new position paper on science and innovation after leaving the E.U. takes a positive tone, but has frustrated researchers with its lack of detail.

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Booger Bacteria’s Sweet Immune Suppression

By Ruth Williams | September 6, 2017

Sweet taste receptor-activating molecules produced by sinus microbes suppress the local innate immune system in humans.

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