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Why the Science Community Says No to Brexit

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:40:00 GMT

Many fear a loss of funding, talent, business and collaboration, a former science minister says

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Researchers Reeling as the U.K. Votes to Leave the E.U.

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:56:00 GMT

Political and economic uncertainty fuels fears over the future of science funding and collaboration 

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Drowsy Driving Kills 6400 Americans Annually

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:48:00 GMT

Charles Czeisler, director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, talked about the dangers of drowsy driving at a recent Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Forum called...

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Supermassive Black Hole Belches X-Rays from Shredded Star

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:15:00 GMT

Researchers used "light echoes" from the the doomed star to map material around the normally dormant black hole

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Electric Eels Versus Horses: Shocking But True

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:08:00 GMT

Kenneth Catania of Vanderbilt University talks to Cynthia Graber about electric eel research that led him to accept 19th-century naturalist Alexander von Humboldt's account of electric eels attacking...

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Excitement Builds for the Possibility of Life on Enceladus

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:15:00 GMT

Scientists tackle the question of how to search for life on Saturn’s sixth-largest moon

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Lab Mice Are Poor Models of the Human Immune System

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:15:00 GMT

But housing ultraclean lab rodents with “dirty” mice from pet stores could help

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WHO Says Saudi Misdiagnosis Caused MERS Outbreak

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:30:00 GMT

At least 49 patients and medical staff were exposed

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Chocolate Makers Cut Fat with Electricity

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:17:00 GMT

Reducing fat from chocolate can gum up manufacturing equipment, making low-fat chocolate hard to produce—but an electric field can help. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Jupiter, Get Ready for Your Close-Up!

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:15:00 GMT

Juno, NASA’s new mission to Jupiter, reaches the giant planet on July 4, 2016. Among its many firsts, Juno will peer deeper than ever before beneath the Jovian clouds and will deliver the first...

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49 Ways to Celebrate the Most Perfect Day of the Year

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT

June 28—6/28 or 28/6—is the most mathematically perfect day of the year. Celebrate by befriending a perfect number

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Viruses Hijack the Body's Response to Mosquito Bites

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:25:00 GMT

When immune cells rush to the site of a mosquito bite, viruses hijack the cells and turn them into viral factories—in mice, at least. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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The Kilogram May Be Redefined

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:30:00 GMT

The egg-size platinum alloy standard kilo in Paris could be replaced by a calculation 

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In South Africa, Opposition Flares against Giant SKA Radio Telescope

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:30:00 GMT

For astronomers, convincing communities to host next-generation observatories is an increasingly hard sell

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DuPont Cutbacks Send a Chill through Delaware's Science Community

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:45:00 GMT

From gunpowder to Nylon to Kevlar, the research-based giant has dominated the state for centuries

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"Brexit" Could Do Real Damage to U.K. Science

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:45:00 GMT

The vote to leave the European Union is likely to affect funding—but also to limit the number of talented researchers who choose to live and work in the United Kingdom

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Expansion of the Early Universe Is Modeled in Unprecedented Detail

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Pioneering techniques could settle longstanding controversy about the accuracy of previous simulations

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Do Giant Planets Contain "Dark" Hydrogen?

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Laboratory research suggests that an unexpected layer of semimetallic, optically dark hydrogen lurks inside worlds like Jupiter and Saturn

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Rare Newborn Planet May Be the Youngest Ever Detected

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT

The Kepler space telescope has discovered an exoplanet that is just five million to 10 million years old—much younger than the typical planet

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Hubble Confirms a Gas Mountain on Neptune

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:30:00 GMT

The first 21st-century images of a dark vortex in Neptune's atmosphere will help probe the ice giant's atmospheric behavior

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Social Spider Groups Need Bold and Shy Members

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:54:00 GMT

Social spiders in artificially assembled groups of all bold or all shy members fared less well against predators than a group with some shy and some bold members.     

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A "Starshade" Could Help NASA Find Other Earths Decades Ahead of Schedule

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:15:00 GMT

A next-generation space telescope is in the works—but if it is to see potentially habitable planets, it will need to block out their suns

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Science Businesses Worry About British Decision to Leave EU

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Greater taxes and trade barriers concern chemical companies

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A Simple Machine to Make Potato Holes

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:00:00 GMT

A cutting-edge project from Science Buddies

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3-D Digital Modeling Can Preserve Endangered Historic Sites Forever

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:15:00 GMT

Before war and time destroy more of our important cultural sites, we need to save them in 3-D digital libraries

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