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China-US Climate Collaboration Ended Due to Security Concerns
Texas A&M cited potential foreign interference when explaining why it shut down a jointly run modeling laboratory.
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China-US Climate Collaboration Ended Due to Security Concerns
China-US Climate Collaboration Ended Due to Security Concerns

Texas A&M cited potential foreign interference when explaining why it shut down a jointly run modeling laboratory.

Texas A&M cited potential foreign interference when explaining why it shut down a jointly run modeling laboratory.

ABOVE: © iStock.com, ShengYing Lin

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Voles Trim Tall Grass to Prevent Attacks
Natalia Mesa | Mar 14, 2022
Mongolian rodents join the ranks of earthworms and beavers as known ecosystem engineers.
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Department of Justice Ends Controversial China Initiative
Dan Robitzski | Feb 24, 2022
The Trump-era program targeted scientists in an effort to prevent China from accessing sensitive information from American research institutions.
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Genome Spotlight: Lychee (Litchi chinensis)
Christie Wilcox | Jan 27, 2022
Whole genome sequences reveal multiple domestications of this agriculturally important tree and may hold the secrets to producing the sweet fruit year round.
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Harvard Chemist Found Guilty of Lying About Chinese Funding
Chloe Tenn | Dec 22, 2021
In a win for the US Department of Justice’s China Initiative, Charles Lieber was convicted of hiding his financial ties to China from federal agencies.
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Paleontologists Find Possible Dinosaur DNA
Chloe Tenn | Oct 26, 2021
A report of preserved fragments of nuclei and chromatin in a fossilized femur of a 125-million-year-old Caudipteryx dinosaur elicits skepticism.
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WHO Restarts Investigation of COVID-19 Emergence with New Panel
Chloe Tenn | Sep 28, 2021
A new, more diverse group of researchers is being appointed take over the stalled investigation.
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Opinion: Policymakers’ Harmful Anti-China Obsession
Christopher Tonnu Jackson | Sep 28, 2021
Justifying science funding through the lens of global competition risks fostering racial bias and discrimination.
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US Moves to Drop Visa Fraud Charges Against Chinese Researchers
Annie Melchor | Jul 26, 2021
The scientists were arrested last summer for allegedly hiding or falsifying information about their affiliations with the Chinese military.
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China Is Malaria-Free, Says World Health Organization
Annie Melchor | Jun 30, 2021
The certification, a major accomplishment for the world’s most populous nation, may serve as an example to other countries struggling with malaria eradication.
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“Dragon Man” May Replace Neanderthal as Our Closest Relative
Amanda Heidt | Jun 25, 2021
A massive, well-preserved skull discovered in China in the 1930s belongs to a new species called Homo longi, researchers report, but experts remain skeptical about the evidence.
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Canadian Official Reprimanded for Withholding Winnipeg Lab Info
Annie Melchor | Jun 23, 2021
The House of Commons rebuked the president of the Canadian Public Health Agency for not turning over sensitive information pertaining to the dismissal of government scientists from the National Microbiology Laboratory.
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US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
Christie Wilcox | Jun 9, 2021
The legislation, which now heads to the House, aims to ensure the country can compete with China technologically by supporting research and development over the next five years.
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Hybrid Rice Developer Yuan Longping Dies at 90
Lisa Winter | May 26, 2021
The high-yield variety of rice he produced in the 1970s prevented countless people from dying of starvation.
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Ohio State Researcher Sentenced to Prison for Secret China Ties
Lisa Winter | May 17, 2021
Rheumatologist Song Guo Zheng pleaded guilty in November to delivering US-funded research to China.
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US Lawmakers Propose Doubling of NSF Funding
Asher Jones | Mar 29, 2021
A bipartisan bill aims to increase the National Science Foundation’s budget over the next five years and form a new technology directorate.
Interim Report on Origin of SARS-CoV-2 Scrapped by WHO
Lisa Winter | Mar 5, 2021
Instead, the full report will be available in mid-March.
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WHO Discounts Idea that SARS-CoV-2 Leaked from a Lab
Kerry Grens | Feb 9, 2021
An investigation by the World Health Organization into the origins of COVID-19 will instead focus on the virus’s animal origins and the possibility of spread through frozen foods.
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
Abby Olena | Dec 23, 2020
The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.
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Racial Profiling Concerns Amid Crackdown on Scholars’ China Ties
Diana Kwon | Sep 17, 2020
Several organizations suggest that a case against a University of Kansas professor is the latest example of the US government targeting researchers for their ethnicity.