One in five 'healthy' adults may carry disease-related genetic mutations

Two new studies suggest that one in five seemingly healthy people has DNA mutations that puts him or her at increased risk for genetic disease. BlackJack3D/iStockPhoto One in five ‘healthy’ adults may carry disease-related genetic mutations So...

Cancer studies pass reproducibility test

Though researchers have had general success reproducing cancer results, studies involving mice have proven difficult to replicate. Adva/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0) Cancer studies pass reproducibility test A high-profile project aiming to test reproducibility in cancer bio...

Sex doesn't sell, study finds

“Sex sells” – it’s an advertising phrase that’s well known and widely accepted, and a lot of the ads we’re presented with appear to support the idea. But this conventional wisdom is more complex than it seems. According to a major study, sex gets atte...

Through internships, Ph.D. students expand their skills and explore their options

Doing a media internship during her Ph.D. training confirmed for Michelle Reeve (left) that she wanted to go into science communication when she graduated—and helped her land a job. Paul Wilkinson Photography Through internships, Ph.D. students expand their skills an...

How chimps outmuscle humans

A new study suggests chimps have more fast-twitch muscle fibers than humans. RichVintage/iStockphoto How chimps outmuscle humans Contrary to popular lore that portrays chimpanzees as having “super strength,” studies have only found modest differences with humans. B...

How chimps outmuscle humans

A new study suggests chimps have more fast-twitch muscle fibers than humans. RichVintage/iStockphoto How chimps outmuscle humans Contrary to popular lore that portrays chimpanzees as having “super strength,” studies have only found modest differences with humans. B...

Mapping Mexico’s hidden graves

Hundreds of hidden graves have been reported in Mexico. Here, forensic technicians overlook the likely site of a hidden grave near Monterrey. Daniel Becerril/Reuters Pictures Mapping Mexico’s hidden graves MEXICO CITY—More than 30,000 people have disappeared without...

Mapping Mexico’s hidden graves

Hundreds of hidden graves have been reported in Mexico. Here, forensic technicians overlook the likely site of a hidden grave near Monterrey. Daniel Becerril/Reuters Pictures Mapping Mexico’s hidden graves MEXICO CITY—More than 30,000 people have disappeared without...

Almost all of the 29 coral reefs on U.N. World Heritage list damaged by bleaching

A bleached colony of Acropora coral off American Samoa in 2015. NOAA Almost all of the 29 coral reefs on U.N. World Heritage list damaged by bleaching There was good news and bad news for the world’s coral reefs last week. The good news, announced 19 June, is ...

Almost all of the 29 coral reefs on U.N. World Heritage list damaged by bleaching

A bleached colony of Acropora coral off American Samoa in 2015. NOAA Almost all of the 29 coral reefs on U.N. World Heritage list damaged by bleaching There was good news and bad news for the world’s coral reefs last week. The good news, announced 19 June, is ...
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