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Can Science Eliminate Extreme Poverty? (Op-Ed)
Scientists brainstorming
April 16th, 2014
There is always hope that scientific innovations will help solve global problems. So can scientists help solve the globe’s ultimate problem: eliminate extreme poverty?
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When Distant Galaxies Light Up: Modeling a Cosmic Slurp
A montage of images shows the evolution of a white dwarf star as it is being disrupted by a massive black hole.
April 10th, 2014
Researchers employ supercomputers to understand and predict black holes swallowing stars.
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Conservation Efforts Not Just for Tree Huggers
Sean Hoban preserves endangered plant species
March 31st, 2014
Computer Geek, Sean Hoban, uses mathematical and computational tools to preserve endangered plant species.
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What Science Communicators Can Learn from Listening to People (Op-Ed)
listening, opinion
April 11th, 2014
No matter how strong the scientific argument and consensus among scientists there will always be people who reject the evidence. It happens on so many scientific topics, from climate change and vaccination to nuclear power and renewable energy.
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Nearly 50% in US Believe in Medical Conspiracy Theories
a person getting a vaccine
March 17th, 2014
About half of Americans agree with at least one medical conspiracy theory, a new study suggests.
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True Shape of Raindrop Revealed in NASA Video
Anatomy of a Raindrop Video Screenshot
February 12th, 2014
This fascinating video explains how a raindrop falls through the atmosphere and why a more accurate look at raindrops can improve estimates of global precipitation.
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The Science of Anatomy is Undergoing a Revival (Op-Ed)
skeleton, muscles, face, anatomy
April 9th, 2014
Only two decades ago, when I was starting my PhD studies at the University of California in Berkeley, there was talk about the death of anatomy as a research subject. That hasn’t happened.
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Five-Second Rule ‘More Than Old Wives Tale,’ Scientists Find
NIH, cell day
March 12th, 2014
Scientists put five-second rule to the test.
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