Oceanographers have released a digital atlas containing remarkably detailed maps of ocean chemistry.
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Laying off staff scientists, the World Wildlife Fund moves away from centralized research to rely more on outsourced expertise.
New data on mice and people suggest low-protein diets enhance health and extend life.
Four shots a year with a long-lasting drug may prevent HIV infection in the future.
Lawsuit claims that research leader retaliated against the victim after misconduct was discovered.
Early in April, Europe will launch the first satellite in its Copernicus program: a fleet of a dozen environmental monitoring spacecraft designed to study Earth's oceans, changes in land use, and atmosphere.
A new study of ancient sea floor exposed in Australia suggests that the mineral record of atmospheric oxygen from 2.5 billion years ago has been misinterpreted.
Science couldn't stop Uganda's antigay law.
ITER, the international fusion reactor project in France, is reeling from an assessment that found serious problems with the project's leadership, management, and governance.
Twitter offers academics full access to its vast data, but the legal strings attached to the data worry some researchers.
Proposed new rules would make it more difficult to use patients' data without their consent.
A new analysis of the way galaxies are distributed through space suggests that some of the universe's dark matter may consist of hitherto undiscovered particles known as sterile neutrinos.
An experimental technique that manipulates a woman's DNA could spare her from passing on a potentially deadly disease to her children, but the technique breaks new and ethically fraught ground.
While one sequencing company breaks the $1000 genome barrier with high-end machines, another takes the first steps toward cheap, hand-held sequencers.
U.S. scientists working in Antarctica continue to feel the negative effects of last fall's government shutdown.
Researchers now have hard evidence that the circulation that helps warm the North Atlantic did indeed abruptly slow or perhaps even stop for centuries at a time more than 100,000 years ago.
In the coming months on two mountaintops in Chile, two new state-of-the-art instruments—the North American Gemini Planet Imager and the European SPHERE—will start scanning the skies for planets around other stars.
India intends to host the third detector in a U.S.-based array known as the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced on 3 February at the Indian Science Congress in Jammu.
The 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators tracks the ups and downs of U.S. scientific prowess.
The U.S. government is relying on flawed science to support a proposal to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves in the continental United States.
A ceremony to honor French scientist Marthe Gautier for her research in the 1950s is called off at the last minute.
New fusion experiments at the National Ignition Facility break energy records but are still a long way from ignition.
A child who lived nearly 13,000 years ago in what is today Montana was closely related to the ancestors of today's Native Americans.
Paolo Boffetta decides to drop his bid to become the next director of France's premier epidemiology institute after conflict-of-interest allegations.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology thinks it has hit upon a winning formula for converting forecasts of heat into a measure of the likely impact of heat waves on communities.
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