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Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2018
Gates was director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and a strong advocate for coral conservation.
Heart Cell Therapy Trial Paused After Fraud Allegations
Heart Cell Therapy Trial Paused After Fraud Allegations
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 30, 2018
A trial to test whether so-called c-kit cardiac stem cells, first reported by Piero Anversa, could help patients with chronic heart failure has been halted in light of suspicion surrounding his work.
Wildlife Populations Have Shrunk by 60 Percent Since 1970
Wildlife Populations Have Shrunk by 60 Percent Since 1970
Kerry Grens | Oct 30, 2018
A new report finds the decline in vertebrate abundance over the past four decades is most severe in South and Central America.
Study Fingers Bitcoin as Major Climate Change Culprit
Study Fingers Bitcoin as Major Climate Change Culprit
Shawna Williams | Oct 29, 2018
Researchers predict that activity around the digital currency could single-handedly push warming above 2 °C within 30 years, but other experts say the conclusion is flawed.
Fishy Behavior: Prof Allegedly Profited from School Caviar Sales
Fishy Behavior: Prof Allegedly Profited from School Caviar Sales
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 29, 2018
A University of Georgia fisheries researcher, who is head of the school’s program to farm-raise sturgeon and sell their salt-cured eggs, is expected to retire this week.
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2018
While farmers have the green light to grow the genetically engineered plant, FDA approval is still needed before the seeds are sold as food.
A Landmark Study On BPA Leaves Scientists at Odds
A Landmark Study On BPA Leaves Scientists at Odds
Shawna Williams | Oct 26, 2018
Conceived as a way to resolve differences between government regulators and academics over the chemical’s effects, the CLARITY-BPA collaboration instead highlights divisions.
Retraction Watch Launches Its Database of Papers
Retraction Watch Launches Its Database of Papers
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 26, 2018
It includes more than 18,000 papers and conference materials that have been retracted since the 1970s.

Salk Institute Cofounder Melvin Cohn Dies
Salk Institute Cofounder Melvin Cohn Dies
Ashley Yeager | Oct 26, 2018
Cohn was a leader in gene regulation and immune system research and left a lasting legacy in La Jolla.