Newly Named Chibanian Age Demarcates Earth’s Last Magnetic Flip
Newly Named Chibanian Age Demarcates Earth’s Last Magnetic Flip
The time period, which spans 770,000 to 126,000 years ago, started with a reversal of the planet’s magnetic field.
Newly Named Chibanian Age Demarcates Earth’s Last Magnetic Flip
Newly Named Chibanian Age Demarcates Earth’s Last Magnetic Flip

The time period, which spans 770,000 to 126,000 years ago, started with a reversal of the planet’s magnetic field.

The time period, which spans 770,000 to 126,000 years ago, started with a reversal of the planet’s magnetic field.

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Outrage and Grief Follow Death of Coronavirus Whistleblower
Outrage and Grief Follow Death of Coronavirus Whistleblower
Amy Schleunes | Feb 7, 2020
Authorities had silenced Li Wenliang after he spoke out about the virus, now known as 2019-nCoV, in the early days of the epidemic.
Bioethicists Concerned over Japan’s Chimera Embryo Regulations
Bioethicists Concerned over Japan’s Chimera Embryo Regulations
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 4, 2019
Many researchers see the move to relax the rules as a welcome change, yet some are worried the revisions don’t take public concerns enough into consideration.
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Catherine Offord | Feb 18, 2019
The treatment will be tested in a handful of patients who suffered nerve damage in sports or traffic accidents.
GFP Discoverer Osamu Shimomura Dies
GFP Discoverer Osamu Shimomura Dies
Shawna Williams | Oct 23, 2018
The 90-year-old marine biologist won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his isolation of green fluorescent protein.
First iPS Cell Trial for Heart Disease Raises Excitement, Concern
First iPS Cell Trial for Heart Disease Raises Excitement, Concern
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 31, 2018
Without knowing the cells’ mechanism of action, researchers question the best way to administer them to patients.
Japanese Authorities Recommend Not Regulating Gene Editing
Japanese Authorities Recommend Not Regulating Gene Editing
Kerry Grens | Aug 22, 2018
Unlike judges in the European Union, a government panel in Japan says transgenic modification and genome editing are not the same.
Research Scandal Involving Popular Heart Drug Engulfs Three More Papers
Research Scandal Involving Popular Heart Drug Engulfs Three More Papers
Alison McCook, Retraction Watch | May 4, 2018
The scientists involved have hired lawyers to fight the conclusions of a recent investigation into some studies of Diovan in Japan.
Image of the Day: Tardigrade Eggs
Image of the Day: Tardigrade Eggs
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 2, 2018
The studded cells belong to a newly discovered species of water bear, Macrobiotus shonaicus
Tracking Invasive Fire Ants in Asia
Tracking Invasive Fire Ants in Asia
Steve Graff | Oct 31, 2017
These insect transplants have the potential to wreak economic havoc by outcompeting native insects and destroying crops.