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Sex Ratios at Birth Linked to Pollutants
A large, long-term study across the US and Sweden finds potential correlations between specific pollutants and the proportions of male and female babies born.
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Sex Ratios at Birth Linked to Pollutants
Sex Ratios at Birth Linked to Pollutants

A large, long-term study across the US and Sweden finds potential correlations between specific pollutants and the proportions of male and female babies born.

A large, long-term study across the US and Sweden finds potential correlations between specific pollutants and the proportions of male and female babies born.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, JFAIRONE

hurricane

two people in scrubs in front of downed trees
Louisiana Scientists Are Still Reeling from Ida
Emma Yasinski | Sep 14, 2021
Some Louisiana research centers lost samples and reagents, and with power only just now being restored, there’s a long road ahead to full recovery.
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Researchers in Ida’s Destructive Path Brace for Disruptions
Amanda Heidt, Annie Melchor | Aug 30, 2021
The storm, which made landfall over the weekend as a Category 4 hurricane and has since weakened, forced the evacuation of multiple Louisiana campuses.
A tiger shark swimming in the shallow water of the ocean above a sandy bottom, with another shark and fish in the background
While Some Sharks Flee, Tiger Sharks Brave Stormy Seas
Nikk Ogasa | May 12, 2021
For the first time, scientists tracked large shark movements during hurricanes and found that tiger sharks may find the turmoil opportunistic for feeding.
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Campuses, Labs Close in Advance of Hurricane Laura
Kerry Grens | Aug 26, 2020
The category 4 storm made landfall on the Gulf Coast early this morning. Evacuation orders have students heading for safety.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
College Campuses Close as Hurricane Dorian Threatens
Jef Akst | Sep 3, 2019
The storm has already pummeled the Bahamas. Now the US coast prepares.
a view of Hurricane Dorian shot from the International Space Station
Labs Prepare to Protect—and Collect—Data During Hurricane Dorian
Emma Yasinski | Sep 1, 2019
In the southeastern US, the coming storm disrupts research for many scientists.
Science in Puerto Rico Still Recovering After Hurricane Maria
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 15, 2019
Scientists at the University of Puerto Rico suffered major setbacks due to damages and delays in repairs, and government austerity measures are adding insult to injury.
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Infographic: How Forests Survive the Storm
Amber Dance | Feb 1, 2019
Trees are resilient, but researchers wonder if climate change will outpace their adaptations.
How Trees Fare in Big Hurricanes
Amber Dance | Feb 1, 2019
Forests are resilient, but researchers wonder if climate change will outpace their adaptations.
2018 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 24, 2018
From the effects of political upheaval on research to claims of gene-edited babies, the year has been a tumultuous one for the scientific community.
Spotted Seatrout Continued to Spawn During and After Hurricane Harvey
Jef Akst | Nov 16, 2018
Researchers recovered audio recordings of the fish’s mating calls in the eye of the storm.
Human Activities Are Making Hurricanes Worse: Study
Ashley Yeager | Nov 14, 2018
Anthropogenic climate change and urbanization appear to boost rainfall and exacerbate flooding risks, according to two Nature papers.
two photos with contour lines showing changes in shoreline
Image of the Day: Landscaping
Shawna Williams | Oct 15, 2018
Hurricane Florence reshaped the shoreline near Beaufort, North Carolina.
Florida Campuses Close Ahead of Hurricane Michael
Kerry Grens | Oct 9, 2018
The Category 2 storm is working its way up the Gulf of Mexico toward the panhandle.
After the Storm: A Live Look at the Duke Marine Lab
The Scientist Staff | Sep 25, 2018
Tune in Thursday to see the effects of Hurricane Florence on the Beaufort, NC facility.
Watch: Hurricane Florence Preparations
Bob Grant | Sep 14, 2018
The Scientist speaks with a researcher who is also the mayor of a coastal town in the path of the storm.
Marine Labs in the Southeast Prepare for Hurricane Florence
Ashley Yeager, Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2018
Some scientists are taking advantage of the monster storm to study how ecosystems and animals respond to major disturbances.
Scientists Unite to Save “Monkey Island” After Hurricane Maria
Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 2018
Puerto Rico’s Cayo Santiago has hosted decades of research in cognition, primatology, immunization, and other areas.