Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste
Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste
The 600-meter-long structure will tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a huge buildup of trash floating between California and Hawaii—but not everyone thinks it will work.
Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste
Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste

The 600-meter-long structure will tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a huge buildup of trash floating between California and Hawaii—but not everyone thinks it will work.

The 600-meter-long structure will tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a huge buildup of trash floating between California and Hawaii—but not everyone thinks it will work.

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Toxic Red Tide Kills Countless Fish as It Moves Up Florida’s Coast
Toxic Red Tide Kills Countless Fish as It Moves Up Florida’s Coast
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 10, 2018
Officials in one county are running operations to clean up the rotting fish.
Federal Court Sides with Broad in CRISPR Patent Dispute
Federal Court Sides with Broad in CRISPR Patent Dispute
Jef Akst | Sep 10, 2018
The higher court’s decision to uphold the ruling of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board essentially ends the intellectual property battle in the US.
Top Breast Cancer Researcher Didn’t Disclose Financial Ties
Top Breast Cancer Researcher Didn’t Disclose Financial Ties
Ashley Yeager | Sep 10, 2018
José Baselga of Memorial Sloan Kettering took millions of dollars from drug and health care companies but did not report the payments in his research articles.
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Diana Kwon | Sep 10, 2018
The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.
Former Head of New York Academy of Sciences, Rodney Nichols, Dies
Former Head of New York Academy of Sciences, Rodney Nichols, Dies
Jef Akst | Sep 7, 2018
A vice president of Rockefeller University for more than 20 years, Nichols also advised the White House, the NIH, and other groups.
<em>PNAS</em> to Stop Publishing Its Print Edition in 2019
PNAS to Stop Publishing Its Print Edition in 2019
Kerry Grens | Sep 7, 2018
The move to online-only will allow for articles to be longer in length.
Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza Dies
Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza Dies
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 6, 2018
He was known for his work on the gene-culture theory of human evolution and the Human Genome Diversity Project.
HHMI Professors Urge Professional Societies to Exclude Harassers
HHMI Professors Urge Professional Societies to Exclude Harassers
Shawna Williams | Sep 6, 2018
A letter in Science garners dozens of signatures.
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Found that Block Cas12a Nuclease
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Found that Block Cas12a Nuclease
Ashley Yeager | Sep 6, 2018
Using bioinformatics, two teams of scientists identified inhibitory proteins for Cas9’s relative.