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Traffic may be making your allergies worse

Andreas Lemke By Priyanka RunwalDec. 7, 2018 , 3:25 PM Ragweed, the bane of summer and autumn allergy sufferers, spreads vigorously with help from a…

Google’s DeepMind aces protein folding

Complex of bacteria-infecting viral proteins modeled in CASP 13. The complex contains four separate subunits that were modeled individually. Protein Data Bank By Robert F.…

Trump ocean plan axes climate chapter

By Christa Marshall, E&E NewsDec. 5, 2018 , 3:20 PM Originally published by E&E News The White House is no longer including a distinct chapter…

Why are these Costa Rican monkeys turning yellow?

Panthera Costa Rica By Helen SantoroNov. 30, 2018 , 1:30 PM Chameleons and squid can change their colors, but monkeys cannot—until humans get involved. Researchers…

China sets out for the far side of the moon

The moon’s far side has a thick, old crust and is pockmarked by many deep craters. NASA/GODDARD/ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY By Dennis NormileNov. 29, 2018 ,…

#MeToo advocates share MIT ‘disobedience’ award

Neuroscientist BethAnn McLaughlin of Vanderbilt University in Nashville was honored for founding #MeTooSTEM. Vanderbilt University Medical Center By Meredith WadmanNov. 27, 2018 , 5:00 PM The Media…

European funders detail their open-access plan

Libraries often pay the article-processing charges of some open-access journals. iStock.com/florin1961 By Tania RabesandratanaNov. 26, 2018 , 7:01 PM Plan S, the contentious plan that…

Airplane with no moving parts takes flight

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology–designed airplane’s flight is a landmark moment for electroaerodynamic propulsion. MIT By Frankie SchembriNov. 21, 2018 , 1:00 PM When Wilbur…

China unveils design for $5 billion particle smasher

China’s Circular Electron Positron Collider would be built underground in a 100-kilometer-circumference tunnel at an as-yet-undetermined site. IHEP By Dennis NormileNov. 16, 2018 , 3:30…

In reversal, NSF lifts proposal limits on biologists

Scientists investigate deep-sea comb jellies with funding from the National Science Foundation’s Dimensions of Biodiversity program. Steve Haddock/NSF By Frankie SchembriNov. 16, 2018 , 1:10 PM In…

The worst year ever and the effects of fasting

Scott Suchman; STYLING BY: Nichole Bryant When was the worst year to be alive? Contributing Correspondent Ann Gibbons talks to host Sarah Crespi about a…

Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’

An 72-meter ice core drilled in the Colle Gnifetti Glacier in the Swiss Alps entombs more than 2000 years of fallout from volcanoes,  storms, and…

Reprogrammed cells could tackle brain damage

Researchers have converted astrocytes (red) into neurons (green) in a living mouse brain. ZHENG WU/GONG CHEN’S LAB By Kelly ServickNov. 14, 2018 , 12:40 PM…