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‘There’s only one chance to do this right’—FDA panel wrestles with COVID-19 vaccine issues

By Jon Cohen | Fri, 23 Oct 2020

Why bird brains are more brilliant than anyone suspected

By Meagan Cantwell | Thu, 22 Oct 2020

Like humans, male chimps mellow with age

By Lucy Hicks | Thu, 22 Oct 2020

U.S. cities struggling to meet lofty climate goals

By Peter Behr, E&E News | Thu, 22 Oct 2020

Want to make nice with the neighbors? Try sacrificing a few llamas

By Michael Price | Wed, 21 Oct 2020

Troubles escalate at Ecuador’s dream research university

By Lindzi Wessel | Wed, 21 Oct 2020

How climate disruptions revolutionized ancient human toolmaking

By Michael Price | Wed, 21 Oct 2020

Cryo–electron microscopy breaks the atomic resolution barrier at last

By Robert F. Service | Wed, 21 Oct 2020

Even a car can’t kill this beetle. Here’s why

By Elizabeth Pennisi | Wed, 21 Oct 2020

Strict biodiversity laws prevent Indian scientists from sharing new microbes with the world

By Pratik Pawar | Tue, 20 Oct 2020

Wacky tube men could keep dingoes away from livestock in Australia

By Max G. Levy | Tue, 20 Oct 2020

Dust Bowl 2.0? Rising Great Plains dust levels stir concerns

By Roland Pease | Tue, 20 Oct 2020

U.S. climate report moves ahead after complaints about delays

By Scott Waldman, E&E News | Tue, 20 Oct 2020

Stem cell research, clinical use of ‘magic mushrooms’ among issues on state ballots this year

By Rebekah Tuchscherer | Tue, 20 Oct 2020

Nature family of journals inks first open-access deal with an institution

By Jeffrey Brainard | Tue, 20 Oct 2020

In new strategy, Wellcome Trust will take on global health challenges

By Kai Kupferschmidt | Mon, 19 Oct 2020

Could certain COVID-19 vaccines leave people more vulnerable to the AIDS virus?

By Jon Cohen | Mon, 19 Oct 2020

In Wyoming, an ecologist seeks a new niche as a U.S. senator

By Eli Cahan | Mon, 19 Oct 2020

Census Bureau needs outside help to save the 2020 census from political meddling, experts say

By Jeffrey Mervis | Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Distant seas might predict Colorado River droughts

By Warren Cornwall | Fri, 16 Oct 2020

China’s rare birds may move north as the climate changes, new data suggest

By Dennis Normile | Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Answer: covfefe? Play Science’s election 2020 crossword puzzle!

By John Travis | Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Double whammy doomed Madagascar’s giant birds and mammals

By Elizabeth Pennisi | Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Department of Energy picks two advanced nuclear reactors for demonstration projects

By Adrian Cho | Fri, 16 Oct 2020

In New York, chemist Nancy Goroff is battling a Trump loyalist for a seat in Congress

By Jeffrey Mervis | Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Remdesivir and interferon fall flat in WHO’s megastudy of COVID-19 treatments

By Kai Kupferschmidt | Fri, 16 Oct 2020


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