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The iconic 125-year-old Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, is facing the threat of closure...
Recent results from the Curiosity Mars rover have helped scientists formulate a plan for the next phase of its mission...
A new, remarkably powerful drug that cripples the hepatitis C virus (HCV) came to market last week, but it sells for $...
In pretoothbrush populations, gumlines would often be marred by a thick, visible crust of calcium phosphate, food...
Evolutionary biologists have long studied how the Mexican tetra, a drab fish that lives in rivers and creeks but has...
Victorian astronomers spent countless hours laboriously charting the positions of stars in the sky. Such sky mapping,...
In an ambitious project to study 1000 years of sickness and health, researchers are excavating the graveyard of the now...
Stefan Behnisch has won awards for designing science labs and other buildings that are smart, sustainable, and...
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Bob majored in psychology and international studies at the University of Oregon. From there he moved on to work on a research project at Oregon Health Sciences University. After a short stint in research, Bob decided he preferred writing about research to actually carrying it out. So it was off to New York University, where he earned a masters degree in journalism at the school’s Science and Environmental Reporting Program.
In the early 1990s, Bob reported for Newsweek, where he covered science and business. In 1994, he moved to Washington, D.C., to join Science. In 1999, he moved to Portland, Oregon, and now helps cover scientific institutions in the western United States. His articles have also appeared in Scientific American and Technology Review, among other publications.
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