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Former Microsoft mogul hints at future investment plans
Specimen plucked from a scientist’s nose may represent a new species
National Radio Astronomy Observatory closing three instruments, fourth on life support
Following Boston Globe report, NIH calls back workers to update clinical trials registry
Talk to experts about the fate of peer review in the age of open-access publishing
Agency rules Mars mission can proceed despite funding cutoff
Democrats object to Republican plan for piecemeal funding bills
Some bioethicists fear a move to eugenics aided by patent awarded to 23andMe, but others see no imminent danger and firm dismisses concerns
Main academic science fleet has funding through end of the year
The latest international climate assessment may appear to rubberstamp the same old guess of how bad global warming will get, but the science is now actually much advanced.
Missing speakers and canceled conferences result from the 1 October closure of the U.S. government
Literary fiction may improve our ability to interpret others' mental states
Waste from unassuming marine animals keeps ecosystems thriving
Division head blames insufficient capabilities in Japanese academia and improper participation by Novartis employees
NASA's Catherine Coleman, a chemist, advised on space thriller opening Friday
Bright star, long called solitary, actually has a very distant satellite
The world is close to wiping out the poliovirus, but Nigeria threatens to undo it all. Muhammad Ali Pate is on a mission to change that.
A soon-to-be-launched European satellite called Gaia will map the positions and movements of a billion stars with unprecedented precision.
Recent results from the Curiosity Mars rover have helped scientists formulate a plan for the next phase of its mission: looking for possible "molecular fossils" left by ancient martian microbes.
Unleashed genetic changes may explain rapid loss of cavefish eyes.
Microbial DNA preserved in ancient dental calculus carries a record of the bacteria that lived in people who died thousands of years ago.
The German architect is recognized for his smart, sustainable buildings. But an innovative science lab also requires a good partner.
Scientists uncover a tortured history of disease and death from the Middle Ages onward.
Rocked by budget cuts, the 125-year-old Lick Observatory near San Jose, California, is losing staff and faces closure or conversion to a public museum.
A new hepatitis C drug promises to revolutionize treatment—for the relatively few people in the world who can afford it.
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