Science journalist Gary Taubes weighs in on PSA tests and mammograms.
Science journalist Gary Taubes weighs in on PSA tests and mammograms

Why We Overrate the Lifesaving Power of Cancer Tests

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Jennifer Swanson
Gayle MacDonald
Researchers are studying the gusty Columbia River Gorge to improve computer modeling for wind energy.
Researchers are studying the gusty Columbia River Gorge to improve computer modeling

Scientists Search a Gorge for the Secrets of Wind

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A new course teaches scientists how to write for the public. Apply today!
A new course teaches scientists how to write for the public Apply today

You've Done the Research: Now Share It with the World

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It's been 20 years since the release of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. Research shows that the bestselling book series has the potential to make us nicer people.
Its been 20 years since the release of Harry Potter and The

Why Everyone Should Read Harry Potter

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Like a real leaf, this system would use only CO2, water and sunlight to produce fuels.
Like a real leaf this system would use only CO2 water and sunlight to produce fuels

Liquid Fuels from Sunshine

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Blog: Leadership on climate action may not come from Washington, but it can still come from the U.S.
Blog Leadership on climate action may not come from Washington but it

If Trump Won't Uphold the Paris Agreement, Will You?

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The Supreme Court's decision to reinstate a limited version of President Trump’s travel ban casts doubt on the fate of scientists who hope to study and work in the U.S.
The Supreme Courts decision to reinstate a limited version of President Trumps

Scientists in Limbo as US Supreme Court Allows Modified Travel Ban

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Ultrasensitive blood tests known as liquid biopsies promise to improve diagnosis and care.
Ultrasensitive blood tests known as liquid biopsies promise to improve diagnosis and care

Noninvasive Biopsies for Identifying Cancer

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Martin Shkreli heads to court for what U.S. prosecutors called a Ponzi-like scheme to defraud investors.
Martin Shkreli heads to court for what US prosecutors called a Ponzilike

Martin Shkreli, Who Raised Drug Prices 5,000 Percent, Heads Into Fraud Trial

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Melba Giasi
Cash is being displaced in so many ways that it’s hard to keep track.
Cash is being displaced in so many ways that it’s hard to keep track

Cash Is Falling Out of Fashion—Will It Disappear Forever?

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Researchers take microbes—yeast—from bees and convince them to brew beer.
Researchers take microbes—yeast—from bees and convince them to brew beer

The Beers and the Bees: Pollinators Provide a Different Kind of Brewer's Yeast

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Art Whitaker
Layla Qasim
Dylan Neal
More than half of all opioid prescriptions in the U.S. are written for people with anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, according to a new study.
More than half of all opioid prescriptions in the US are written

Most Opioid Prescriptions Are For People with Depression, Other Mood Disorders

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Eddie Hyde
Karen Holley Hamnik
Shannon Becker
This summer, explore the cosmos with an All Access subscription.
This summer explore the cosmos with an All Access subscription

Summer of Celestial Celebration

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Which disruptive solutions are now poised to change the world?
Which disruptive solutions are now poised to change the world

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2017

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Seán Dodger Cannon
Alex Bunker
Researchers are designing a wind turbine that would be 57 meters taller than the Empire State Building.
Researchers are designing a wind turbine that would be 57 meters taller

World’s Largest Wind Turbine Would Be Taller Than the Empire State Building

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Timothy Mundorff
Aaron Faucett
Romano González
Lethal effects from pulses of sound used to probe the sea floor can travel over a kilometer.
Lethal effects from pulses of sound used to probe the sea floor

Air Guns Used in Offshore Oil Exploration Can Kill Tiny Marine Life

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Annamarie Miller
Adina Dar
Laurie Vadeboncoeur
A new high-tech approach is helping paleontologists better understand the link between a set of ancient fossils and modern animals.
A new hightech approach is helping paleontologists better understand the link between

Reverse Engineering Mysterious 500-Million-Year-Old Fossils That Confound Our Tree of Life

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Leonardo Francisco Argel
Dejan Bukowski
David Silkstone
Leslie Brown
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What’s the secret to building the perfect sandcastle? Luckily, there’s a scientific formula for that.
Whats the secret to building the perfect sandcastle Luckily theres a scientific

How to Build the Perfect Sandcastle—According to Science

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Andy Ledger
Charlie Lunan
The perfect sphere that will be used to redefine the kilogram has been shown to consist of the purest silicon ever made.
The perfect sphere that will be used to redefine the kilogram has

Sphere Made To Redefine Kilogram Has Purest Silicon Ever Created

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Bob Pownall
Rosalind Hengeveld
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