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Outsider takes helm at Indian research giant

Shekhar Mande Pallava Bagla By Pallava BaglaOct. 17, 2018 , 1:25 PM Shekhar Mande, a structural biologist, took over yesterday as director-general of India’s Council…

Life after a ballot loss

Phil Janowicz (back right) joins in on a selfie with former Vice President Joe Biden during Biden’s recent campaign stop in southern California. Greg Bartlett By…

Can you guess the ages of these faces?

C. Clifford et al., Royal Society Open Science 10.1098 (2018) By Frankie SchembriOct. 16, 2018 , 7:01 PM Humans are awful at estimating a person’s…

Cancer immunotherapy pioneers win medicine Nobel

Kay Nietfeld/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images By Gretchen VogelOct. 1, 2018 , 5:12 AM Discoveries about ways to harness the immune system to attack cancer have won the 2018…

Biologists irate at NSF’s new one-proposal cap

The National Science Foundation’s new Understanding the Rules of Life track supports work on baboon gut microbiomes. Elizabeth Archie, University of Notre Dame/NSF By Frankie…

Long-banned toxin may wipe out many killer whales

Because of their diets, some killer whales are being slowly wiped out because of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls. Audun Rikardsen—www.audunrikardsen.com By Elizabeth PennisiSep. 27, 2018…

Trump administration to review human fetal tissue research

Neurons deep in a fetal brain viewed through an electron microscope. Fetal brain tissue is used to study Alzheimer’s disease, autism, schizophrenia, and other conditions. Steve Gschmeissner/Science…

Watch a moth drink tears from a bird’s eye

[embedded content] By Richa MalhotraSep. 21, 2018 , 2:40 PM In November 2017, ecologist Leandro Moraes of the National Institute of Amazonian Research in Manaus,…