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Does The United States Need a Science Laureate? (Op-Ed)
Neil deGrasse Tyson, science laureate
March 21st, 2015
Akin to the poet laureate position, the honorary one-year laureate appointment would give a respected scientist an official national platform to enhance the public understanding of science and attract students to STEM fields.
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Could Deflategate Have an Innocent Science Explanation? (Op-Ed)
AFC Championship Patriots/Colts, deflategate, football
January 24th, 2015
For New England fans, the first priority is a search for an innocent explanation.
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Where's the Proof in Science? There Is None
Looking for proof, science
April 16th, 2015
In fact, science has little to do with “proving” anything.
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From GMOs to Climate, Public Disagrees with Scientists
scientist holding a globe
January 29th, 2015
The general public and scientists disagree on a wide range of scientific topics, from the safety of genetically modified foods to the cause of climate change.
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Daring Philae Comet Landing Named Top Breakthrough of 2014
Comet 67P/C-G seen from Rosetta
December 19th, 2014
The first-ever soft landing of a robotic probe the surface of a comet has just been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2014 by the journal Science.
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From Drawing to Morphology: Sandy Kawano
Sandy Kawano creates 3-D fossil models
November 6th, 2014
A childhood love of drawing leads Sandy Kawano into a branch of biology studying in animal body shapes
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Most Americans Say They Would Donate Tissue to Research
A liquid is placed into test tubes.
January 27th, 2015
Most Americans are willing to donate tissue samples to be used in research, but their willingness drops when they're told about possible, morally- charged uses of their specimens, a new study finds.
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The Dark Side of Research — When Chasing Prestige Becomes the Prize
Researcher with books, prestige, research
December 4th, 2014
Science has always been competitive. There are more ideas for new research projects than there is money to fund them – and there are more people wanting to pursue careers in research than there are jobs for them to fill.
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