Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
Tests point to a toxic algal bloom that might have led to the unprecedented deaths of hundreds of African elephants in Botswana earlier this year, but the evidence isn’t conclusive.
Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say

Tests point to a toxic algal bloom that might have led to the unprecedented deaths of hundreds of African elephants in Botswana earlier this year, but the evidence isn’t conclusive.

Tests point to a toxic algal bloom that might have led to the unprecedented deaths of hundreds of African elephants in Botswana earlier this year, but the evidence isn’t conclusive.

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<em>The Lancet&nbsp;</em>Alters Editorial Practices After Surgisphere Scandal
The Lancet Alters Editorial Practices After Surgisphere Scandal
Catherine Offord | Sep 22, 2020
The changes, which affect the declarations authors have to sign and the peer-review process, have received a mixed response from the scientific community.
Frozen Fecal Knives Honored by 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes
Frozen Fecal Knives Honored by 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes
Lisa Winter | Sep 18, 2020
Other recipients of the award for laugh-worthy achievements experimented with alligators on helium and vibrating worms.
Antibody-Based Drug May Reduce COVID-19 Hospitalizations: Study
Antibody-Based Drug May Reduce COVID-19 Hospitalizations: Study
Lisa Winter | Sep 17, 2020
Eli Lilly reports a 72 percent reduction in hospitalization risk among patients who received its monoclonal antibody compared to those who received a placebo.
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California Wildfire Beaten Back, for Now, on Famous Mt. Wilson
California Wildfire Beaten Back, for Now, on Famous Mt. Wilson
Ashley Yeager | Sep 16, 2020
The mountain is home to two historic telescopes and many other scientific instruments, along with a billion dollars’ worth of broadcast transmission towers.
University of Michigan Grad Students Strike over COVID-19 Policy
University of Michigan Grad Students Strike over COVID-19 Policy
Amanda Heidt | Sep 16, 2020
Student workers have cited a lack of transparency and a failure to implement rapid and widespread testing among their many concerns regarding the school’s response to the pandemic.
College Athletes Experienced Heart Damage After COVID-19: Study
College Athletes Experienced Heart Damage After COVID-19: Study
Amanda Heidt | Sep 14, 2020
Images of the players’ hearts showed signs of inflammation consistent with myocarditis, a rare but potentially fatal condition.
Scientists Voice Concerns over Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Study
Scientists Voice Concerns over Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Study
Amanda Heidt | Sep 11, 2020
Almost 40 scientists have signed an open letter, citing odd patterns in the data and a lack of transparency after authors withheld the full data.
New Map Charts Genetic Expression Across Tissue Types, Sexes
New Map Charts Genetic Expression Across Tissue Types, Sexes
Ashley Yeager | Sep 10, 2020
A decade-long effort to probe gene regulation reveals differences between males and females, points to essential regulatory elements, and offers insight into past work on telomeres.
COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Pauses After Adverse Reaction
COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Pauses After Adverse Reaction
Amanda Heidt | Sep 9, 2020
The hold will likely delay trial results, and scientists say the pause is proof that safety protocols in clinical trials are working as they should.