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Ecuadorian Cactus Absorbs Ultrasound, Enticing Bats to Flowers
Emily Makowski | Jan 17, 2020
Many plants reflect ultrasonic waves, thereby attracting the pollinators, but one cactus takes a different approach.
New Evidence Points to Asteroid as Cause of Dinosaur Extinction
Amy Schleunes | Jan 17, 2020
Carbon cycle modeling and paleotemperature records argue that an asteroid impact—not volcanic fumes—was the main driver of the dinosaur die-off.
Chemosensory Cells in the Nose Play a Role in Allergic Reactions
Abby Olena | Jan 17, 2020
In mice, a group of nasal epithelial cells called brush cells release pro-inflammatory signals in response to allergens.
China Catches Up with the US in Science and Tech
Catherine Offord | Jan 17, 2020
A new report from the National Science Board identifies changes in the US’s global R&D investment and output, as well as in the country’s science and engineering workforce in recent years.
Immunology Leader Vincenzo Cerundolo Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jan 16, 2020
The Oxford researcher’s work on lipid and peptide antigens revealed key mechanisms in inflammation, immunotherapy, and vaccination, which are being pursued in clinical trial treatments.
Scientists Report Stress, Bullying, and Harassment in New Survey
Amy Schleunes | Jan 15, 2020
The results shed light on a research culture that encourages “unkind and aggressive conditions.”
Blue-Green Algae Produce Methane
Ruth Williams | Jan 15, 2020
Biological production of this greenhouse gas, once thought to be the reserve of anaerobic microbes, occurs in these widespread, photosynthesizing cyanobacteria.
Florida Cracks Down on Foreign Government Involvement in Research
Emily Makowski | Jan 15, 2020
Four University of Florida faculty members leave their jobs as a state committee that formed last month pledges to investigate individual researchers and institutions.
Ginkgo’s Extreme Longevity Credited to Immune System
Lisa Winter | Jan 15, 2020
Genes related to the immune system stay active throughout the tree’s life.
Cloning Scientist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Jef Akst | Jan 14, 2020
More than five years after his arrest, Li Ning of China Agricultural University is convicted of stealing nearly $5 million of grant money.