Why COVID-19 is more deadly in...

Sep 9, 2020 by

9.8.20 – Science Magazine “Why COVID-19 is more deadly in people with obesity—even if they’re young” By Meredith Wadman...

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My Ph.D. adviser fired me. Her...

Jan 28, 2020 by

Anurag Srivastava – My Ph.D. adviser called me into his office, saying I needn’t bring my notebook. Puzzled, I followed him and...

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Periodic Table Turns 150

Feb 4, 2019 by

The United Nations has designated 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements (www.iypt2019.org)...

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One in three Chinese children ...

Dec 29, 2018 by

An ambitious experiment hopes to save them By Dennis Normile – Glasses askew and gray hair tousled, Scott Rozelle jumps into a...

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Why lefties have the upper han...

Nov 26, 2017 by

Handedness gives lefties advantage in high-speed sports By Roni Dengler – Left-handed athletes do better in sports because...

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Small news outlets influence u...

Nov 12, 2017 by

By Giorgia Guglielmi – Despite declining revenues and criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. media outlets—even small...

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Analysis of China’s one-child ...

Oct 19, 2017 by

By Mara Hvistendahl – A new study of China’s one-child policy is roiling demography, sparking calls for the field’s leading...

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This ancient Babylonian tablet...

Aug 27, 2017 by

By Ron Cowen – Trigonometry, the study of the lengths and angles of triangles, sends most modern high schoolers scurrying to...

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Herpes virus may be a trigger ...

Feb 23, 2017 by

By Meredith Wadman – Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the primary cause of the blistering genital disease that infects...

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Coping with class in science

Feb 14, 2017 by

Curtis D. Holder – I grew up in rural North Carolina, in a single-parent, poor, working-class family living in a singlewide...

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U.S. physics society removes c...

Dec 22, 2016 by

By Jeffrey Mervis – The American Physical Society (APS) has dumped its longtime lobbyist, one of the most visible spokespeople...

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Are the best students really t...

Dec 3, 2016 by

By Jeffrey Mervis – For those who see a quadrennial international assessment of how well students perform in mathematics and...

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