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Scientists use sound to see around corners

Enrique Ramos/Alamy Stock Photo By Matthew HutsonJun. 17, 2019 , 11:00 AM LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA—Spies may soon have another tool to carry out their shadowy…

Ebola makes much-feared jump into Uganda

Despite surveillance efforts like these at the border of the two countries, Ebola has jumped from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Uganda. Matt…

Medical preprint server debuts

Davide Bonazzi/Salzmanart By Jocelyn KaiserJun. 5, 2019 , 7:00 PM Clinical researchers can now share initial versions of their manuscripts through a free preprint server…

Turmoil at #MeTooSTEM

#MeTooSTEM founder BethAnn McLaughlin is under fire for her management of the organization. Lane Turner/The Boston Globe/Getty Images By Meredith WadmanMay. 31, 2019 , 1:30 PM…

Large cities may create their own clouds

Nick Scott/Alamy Stock Photo By Paul VoosenMay. 28, 2019 , 4:00 PM The Romantic poets may have it right: Life is simply gloomier in the…

Elephant poaching falls dramatically in Africa

Elephants at Tarangire National Park in Tanzania Colin Beale By Erik StokstadMay. 28, 2019 , 11:00 AM Elephant poaching in Africa has dropped significantly from…

Ship spies largest underwater eruption ever

Multibeam sonar waves, reflecting off the sea floor near the French island of Mayotte, reveal the outline of an 800-meter-tall volcano (red) and a rising…

New batlike dinosaur was early experiment in flight

An artist’s illustration of Ambopteryx Min Wang/Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology/Chinese Academy of Sciences By John PickrellMay. 8, 2019 , 1:00 PM A number of…

German research promised a decade of budget increases

German research minister Anja Karliczek helped negotiate a budget deal with steady rises for science. Bernd von Jutrczenka/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images By Gretchen VogelMay. 3, 2019 ,…

House panel proposes $2-billion increase for NIH

iStock.com/WLDavies By Jocelyn KaiserApr. 29, 2019 , 6:10 PM A spending panel in the U.S. House of Representatives has proposed giving the National Institutes of…

Race and disease risk and Berlin’s singing nightingales

Carlos Delgado/Wikipedia; Matthias Ripp/Flickr Noncancerous tumors of the uterus—also known as fibroids—are extremely common in women. One risk factor, according to the scientific literature, is…

The ocean’s tallest waves are getting taller

Waves in the stormy Southern Ocean have grown an average of 30 centimeters since 1985. iStock.com/Bobbushphoto By Colin BarrasApr. 25, 2019 , 2:05 PM The…