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Chemist Behind the Combined Oral Contraceptive Dies at 102
Chemist Behind the Combined Oral Contraceptive Dies at 102
Catherine Offord | Jul 2, 2019
George Rosenkranz was part of a team in Mexico City that first synthesized norethindrone in 1951.

Winter Bee Declines Greatest in 13 Years: Survey
Winter Bee Declines Greatest in 13 Years: Survey
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 1, 2019
US honeybee colonies took the largest hit since the Bee Informed Partnership started counting in 2006.
Alaska Governor Cuts $130 Million for University of Alaska System
Alaska Governor Cuts $130 Million for University of Alaska System
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 1, 2019
Mike Dunleavy vetoes funding that would have made up 40 percent of the university system’s total budget.
Fossilized Dino Bones Are Home to Diverse Microbial Communities
Fossilized Dino Bones Are Home to Diverse Microbial Communities
Catherine Offord | Jun 28, 2019
A study fails to detect ancient proteins among the microbes, adding to the debate about whether peptides can survive tens of millions of years underground.
Six North Atlantic Right Whales Have Died So Far This Year
Six North Atlantic Right Whales Have Died So Far This Year
Ashley Yeager | Jun 28, 2019
Canadian officials are investigating the deaths and implementing regulations to reduce the number of ships that strike the endangered species or snag them in fishing gear.
More Scientists Dismissed for Undisclosed Foreign Ties, Says NIH
More Scientists Dismissed for Undisclosed Foreign Ties, Says NIH
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 28, 2019
esearchers who failed to disclose affiliations and funding sources from other countries are under investigation, and some universities are letting them go discreetely and refunding grant money to the agency.
Study of Microbiome’s Importance in Autism Triggers Swift Backlash
Study of Microbiome’s Importance in Autism Triggers Swift Backlash
Nicholette Zeliadt | Jun 27, 2019
Independent scientists say the original analysis is flawed; the authors stand by their work and are seeking outside statisticians to reanalyze the data.
Opinion: 10 Ways to Support New Mothers in STEM
Opinion: 10 Ways to Support New Mothers in STEM
Michele Hoffmann | Jun 27, 2019
A support group for mothers is a model for practical, inexpensive steps to ease women’s transition to motherhood—and hopefully retain them in science.
USPTO Restarts CRISPR Patent Dispute Between Broad and UC
USPTO Restarts CRISPR Patent Dispute Between Broad and UC
Jef Akst | Jun 26, 2019
The US patent office declares an interference between the intellectual property held by the Broad Institute and several patent applications filed by the University of California—opposite its previous ruling.