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How Neanderthals lost their Y chromosome

Neanderthal men unwittingly carried modern human men’s Y chromosomes. Flavio Massari/agefotostock/Newscom By Ann GibbonsSep. 24, 2020 , 2:00 PM Neanderthals have long been seen as…

Meet the man who told Trump climate change is real

Wade Crowfoot’s challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump’s misleading comments on climate change went viral. Here, Crowfoot examines a fire scene in California. Paul Kitagaki…

Creepy sea spiders have evolved to be tough

Rob Robbins By Raleigh McElverySep. 15, 2020 , 11:30 AM The frigid Antarctic waters pack an especially diverse and vibrant array of sea spiders, marine…

Can Europe tame the pandemic’s next wave?

Vacationers on the beach in Tamariu, on Spain’s Costa Brava, on 17 August. Joan Valls/Urbanandsport/NurPhoto/AP By Kai KupferschmidtSep. 1, 2020 , 2:00 PM Science‘s COVID-19…

China again boosts R&D spending by more than 10%

Tiananmen Square in Beijing AP Photo/Ng Han Guan By Dennis NormileAug. 28, 2020 , 2:40 PM China continued its yearslong run of double-digit percentage increases…

How ‘elite controllers’ tame HIV without drugs

At a 2019 HIV cure meeting, “elite controller” Loreen Willenberg (right) speaks with Rowena Johnston, research director of amfAR. amfAR/The Foundation for AIDS Research By…

Watch a tiny robot powered by alcohol

Yang et al., Science Robotics 2020 By Charlotte HartleyAug. 19, 2020 , 2:00 PM Robots tend to be powered by batteries and plug sockets. But…

Long-lost relic may reveal origins of Stonehenge

Andre Pattenden/English Heritage By Michael PriceJul. 29, 2020 , 2:00 PM As Robert Phillips neared his 90th birthday, the former diamond cutter decided to return…

French science bill promises boost to public R&D

French research minister Frédérique Vidal unveiled a science bill that would boost research funding—but not fast enough for some. Sipa via AP Images By Elisabeth…

CDC workers protest racism at agency

By Meredith WadmanJul. 15, 2020 , 1:30 PM More than 1200 employees of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have written its…