New Evidence Points to Asteroid as Cause of Dinosaur Extinction
New Evidence Points to Asteroid as Cause of Dinosaur Extinction
Carbon cycle modeling and paleotemperature records argue that an asteroid impact—not volcanic fumes—was the main driver of the dinosaur die-off.
New Evidence Points to Asteroid as Cause of Dinosaur Extinction
New Evidence Points to Asteroid as Cause of Dinosaur Extinction

Carbon cycle modeling and paleotemperature records argue that an asteroid impact—not volcanic fumes—was the main driver of the dinosaur die-off.

Carbon cycle modeling and paleotemperature records argue that an asteroid impact—not volcanic fumes—was the main driver of the dinosaur die-off.

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China Catches Up with the US in Science and Tech
China Catches Up with the US in Science and Tech
Catherine Offord | Jan 17, 2020
A new report from the National Science Board identifies changes in the US’s global R&D investment and output, as well as in the country’s science and engineering workforce in recent years.
Immunology Leader Vincenzo Cerundolo Dies
Immunology Leader Vincenzo Cerundolo Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jan 16, 2020
The Oxford researcher’s work on lipid and peptide antigens revealed key mechanisms in inflammation, immunotherapy, and vaccination, which are being pursued in clinical trial treatments.
Scientists Report Stress, Bullying, and Harassment in New Survey
Scientists Report Stress, Bullying, and Harassment in New Survey
Amy Schleunes | Jan 15, 2020
The results shed light on a research culture that encourages “unkind and aggressive conditions.”
Florida Cracks Down on Foreign Government Involvement in Research
Florida Cracks Down on Foreign Government Involvement in Research
Emily Makowski | Jan 15, 2020
Four University of Florida faculty members leave their jobs as a state committee that formed last month pledges to investigate individual researchers and institutions.
Ginkgo’s Extreme Longevity Credited to Immune System
Ginkgo’s Extreme Longevity Credited to Immune System
Lisa Winter | Jan 15, 2020
Genes related to the immune system stay active throughout the tree’s life.
Cloning Scientist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Cloning Scientist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Jef Akst | Jan 14, 2020
More than five years after his arrest, Li Ning of China Agricultural University is convicted of stealing nearly $5 million of grant money.
One Dead in Pneumonia Outbreak from New Coronavirus in China
One Dead in Pneumonia Outbreak from New Coronavirus in China
Amy Schleunes | Jan 13, 2020
Scientists release a draft genome of the virus that has been identified in 41 patients.
Barbara Pickard, Plant Mechanosensory Researcher, Dies
Barbara Pickard, Plant Mechanosensory Researcher, Dies
Emily Makowski | Jan 13, 2020
The mechanobiologist at Washington University in St. Louis studied how plants sense their environment.
Ten Bird Species Newly Identified on Indonesian Islands
Ten Bird Species Newly Identified on Indonesian Islands
Emily Makowski | Jan 10, 2020
Flycatchers, warblers, and more were spotted in a biodiverse region known as Wallacea.