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Here’s what Earth might look like to aliens

S. Fan et. al., arXiv (2019) arXiv:1908.04350 By Daniel CleryAug. 16, 2019 , 5:25 PM When Earthly astronomers train their telescopes on exoplanets beyond our…

Star scientist out at Scripps Research

By Meredith WadmanAug. 9, 2019 , 8:30 AM The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the high-profile biology research hub in San Diego, California, has forced out…

Mystery solved? Why cats eat grass

KDdesignphoto/shutterstock.com By David ShultzAug. 8, 2019 , 1:45 PM Cats do a lot of weird things. One of the biggies is eating grass, often to…

This may be the largest parrot that ever lived

Brian Choo/Flinders University By Kelly MayesAug. 6, 2019 , 7:01 PM Researchers have discovered the biggest parrot ever known—twice the size of its largest modern…

Ebola veteran promises an end to Congo’s epidemic

Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum says it’s “very important” to test a second Ebola vaccine. MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images By Kai KupferschmidtAug. 6, 2019 , 4:40 PM Later this…

Europe’s record heat melted Swiss glaciers

The Aletsch Glacier is Switzerland’s largest glacier. Flickr/Sam Rayner (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) By Chelsea Harvey, E&E NewsAug. 5, 2019 , 8:39 AM Originally published by…

Can antacids boost allergy risk?

iStock.com/Juanmonino By Jennifer Couzin-FrankelJul. 30, 2019 , 11:00 AM People prescribed antacids are roughly twice as likely to later be offered drugs for respiratory allergies,…

U.S. universities battle a security storm in Congress

Rafael Reif, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, fears government efforts to combat foreign influence have created a “toxic atmosphere of unfounded…

Budget deal raises hopes for U.S. research agencies

lucky-photographer/iStockPhoto By Jeffrey MervisJul. 23, 2019 , 10:40 AM A new budget deal between the White House and congressional leaders means U.S. research agencies could…

DRC health minister resigns over Ebola response

Then–Minister of Health Oly Ilunga Kalenga visits an Ebola clinic in Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in March. JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images By Meredith WadmanJul.…

Trilayer graphene shows signs of superconductivity

Graphene stacked three layers high looks to be the newest superconductor. Rost-9D/iStockPhoto By Robert F. ServiceJul. 17, 2019 , 1:05 PM Last year, physicists reported…

This ancient bird sported a ginormous toe

Zhongda Zhang/Current Biology By Sabine GalvisJul. 11, 2019 , 11:00 AM Imagine having a toe as long as your shin. That’s essentially what researchers have…

Is the Western mind too WEIRD to study?

A #Akhoe Hai//om girl participates in a study of social learning. Daniel Haun/Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology By Kai KupferschmidtJul. 11, 2019 , 8:00…

California’s stem cell research fund dries up

One legacy of California’s $3 billion stem cell research agency is the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the University…

#MeTooSTEM founder out at Vanderbilt

Neuroscientist BethAnn McLaughlin has left Vanderbilt University. Lane Turner/The Boston Globe/Getty Images By Meredith WadmanJul. 9, 2019 , 10:50 AM BethAnn McLaughlin, the controversial neuroscientist…