Vast set of public CVs reveals the world’s most migratory scientists

Vast set of public CVs reveals the world’s most migratory scientists Scientists are migratory beasts. It’s just the nature of the job: You spend your days at the border of human knowledge. Depending on the topic, only a dozen people may deeply understand your research—let alone ...

Fake caterpillars reveal the worst places in the world to be prey

Fake caterpillars reveal the worst places in the world to be prey Living in the tropics or at low elevations is much more dangerous than living in cooler climates. That’s the conclusion of a new study with an unusual methodology: deploying bright green clay caterpillars around the wor...

Twice the tomatoes on the vine, thanks to a bit of genetic tweaking

Twice the tomatoes on the vine, thanks to a bit of genetic tweaking Plant geneticists have figured out how to almost double the production of garden tomatoes. Though most of us care mainly about how big or tasty our corn or tomatoes are, breeders also care about how these plants grow,...

As Ebola outbreak grows, question of using vaccine becomes more urgent

A hospital worker in Conakry in 2015 opted to receive the experimental VSV Ebola vaccine. Idrissa SOUMARE/Afreecom As Ebola outbreak grows, question of using vaccine becomes more urgent As health officials and aid workers head to a remote corner of the Democratic Re...

Two female scientists and a militant environmentalist join Emmanuel Macron’s new government

Molecular geneticist and university administrator Frédérique Vidal is France’s new minister for higher education, research, and innovation. Christophe Ena/ASSOCIATED PRESS Two female scientists and a militant environmentalist join Emmanuel Macron’s new government Sc...

Strike disrupts research at Puerto Rico’s top university

A student strike at the University of Puerto Rico is part of an island-wide protest like this one in San Juan on 1 May urging authorities to rescind proposed austerity measures. AP Photo/Danica Coto Strike disrupts research at Puerto Rico’s top university Last week ...

Key Republican lawmakers urge Trump not to cut DOE research

Senator Lamar Alexander (R–TN) Brookings Institution/Paul Morigi/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Key Republican lawmakers urge Trump not to cut DOE research Originally published by E&E News Top Senate Republicans are urging President Trump not to slash funding for Depa...

Journal that holds record for retracted papers also has a problem with editorial board members

Springer retracted 107 papers from Tumor Biology in April. Emily Petersen Journal that holds record for retracted papers also has a problem with editorial board members Almost every scientific journal has to retract a paper once in a while. But at Tumor Biology, whe...

Senators press interior nominee on science and climate

OGphoto/iStockphoto Senators press interior nominee on science and climate Originally published by E&E News The Trump administration’s nominee for Interior deputy secretary today promised he would honor science in his decisionmaking if confirmed to lead th...

T. rex could destroy bones with an 8,000 pound bite

The possessed the most powerful bite ever recorded, chomping down with nearly 8,000 pounds of force, according to a new computer model based on high-resolution CT scans of fossilized skulls and detailed in the latest issue of the journal . That powerful bite was capable of pulverizing ...
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