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Image of the Day: Henrietta Lacks
The Scientist Staff | May 12, 2018
A painting of the woman who was the source of HeLa cells will be on view at the National Portrait Gallery beginning May 15.
Trump Administration Plans to Eliminate USGS’s Biological Survey Unit
Diana Kwon | Feb 26, 2018
The agency is also poised to end a 50-year effort to restore endangered whooping crane populations.
Extinct River Dolphin Species Discovered
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 16, 2016
Overlooked for half a century, a skull in the Smithsonian collection points to a dolphin species that lived 25 million years ago, according to a study.
Malarial Parasite Found in Deer
Catherine Offord | Feb 9, 2016
Up to one-quarter of the US white-tailed deer population may harbor a
parasite, a study shows.
Scientists Urge Museums to Cut Koch Ties
Bob Grant | Mar 24, 2015
Dozens of researchers called on science and natural history museums to sever financial relationships with fossil fuel companies and philanthropists who fund climate change denying scientists and organizations.