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Definition of Kilogram to Change
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 9, 2018
The unit of mass will no longer be defined by a lone physical object but instead in terms of a universal constant.
More Researchers Denied UK Entry to Attend Meetings
Kerry Grens | Nov 9, 2018
The latest rejections of visa requests have scientists up in arms.
Without Action, Drug-Resistant “Superbugs” Will Kill Millions in Europe
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 8, 2018
A report also concludes that an investment of $2 per person per year could forestall that fate.
Ancient DNA Maps Early American Migrations in New Detail
Ashley Yeager | Nov 8, 2018
Genetic information from dozens of individuals living 700 to 10,000 years ago reveals connections between Clovis and Native Americans and South Americans.
People at Rest Burn More Calories in the Afternoon
Shawna Williams | Nov 8, 2018
Circadian rhythms heavily influence how our bodies use energy, a small study suggests.
Pesticide Exposure Alters Bumblebees’ Behavior in Their Nests
Ruth Williams | Nov 8, 2018
A high-tech approach to monitoring bee activity inside the nest reveals how the neonicotinoid imidacloprid impairs colony growth.
How the Midterm Elections’ Results Affect Science
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 7, 2018
The Democrats’ takeover of the House inspires hope for science-based policies, but voters struck down several ballot initiatives to counteract climate change.
Scientists Win First-Time Runs for Congress, Senate
Catherine Offord | Nov 7, 2018
The midterm elections flip several House seats in favor of Democratic candidates with STEM backgrounds.
Cannabinoid Exposure During Adolescence Disrupts Neural Regulation
Jef Akst | Nov 6, 2018
Young rats injected with a synthetic cannabinoid have more of the brain’s motivating dopaminergic signaling and fewer numbers of inhibitory neurons than controls.
Two Big Funders Join Open-Access Movement
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 6, 2018
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust agree not to cover the fees that some hybrid open-access journals charge authors to make their work freely available.