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02/17/2018 07:08 AM
Did Pox Virus Research Put Potential Profits Ahead of Public Safety?
Privately funded scientists made a virus related to smallpox from scratch, hoping their version might lead to a better smallpox vaccine. But critics question the need — and worry about repercussions.

02/17/2018 05:07 AM
'Strong' Black Woman? 'Smart' Asian Man? The Downside To Positive Stereotypes
It's not hard to spin a positive stereotype as a compliment. But making any generalization about a group is a slippery slope.

02/16/2018 02:15 PM
'Black Panther': Science, Heroes — And How Comics Changed The World
Hidden in the narratives of 1970s comics like the Black Panther was an idea that grew like a seed in the imagination of kids like me: Science and heroism were indelibly linked, says Adam Frank.

02/16/2018 09:13 AM
As An American Tragedy Unfolds, Russian Agents Sow Discord Online
On Twitter, Russian trolls, bots and influencers are seeking to deepen divides after the latest school shooting.

02/15/2018 12:01 PM
Young Kids Are Getting The Best Protection From Current Flu Vaccine
Overall, this season's vaccine is about 36 percent effective in blunting or preventing flu, health officials say. That's better than earlier predictions, and good enough to prevent flu in thousands.

02/15/2018 11:03 AM
Borneo Has Lost 100,000 Orangutans Since 1999
That's more than the number of the critically endangered species remaining. The orangutans have been hit hard by deforestation and hunting. The animals are native to the island.

02/15/2018 09:06 AM
A Scientific Search For A Ghost (Particle)
Scientists put a lot of effort into uncovering the history of these tiny bits of matter, in the hopes that it will tell us something about the universe, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

02/15/2018 07:00 AM
$40 Million Later, A Pioneering Plan To Boost Wild Fish Stocks Shows Little Success
A California program begun 35 years ago to boost waning white seabass populations became a model for other states. Now the first scientific review finds the program had a stunningly low success rate.

02/14/2018 06:22 PM
WATCH: Penguins Carrying Valentines Will Melt Your Heart
Biologists at the California Academy of Sciences handed out red felt hearts to African penguin couples in the aquarium. The birds use the romantic treats to woo and court one another.

02/14/2018 02:11 PM
WATCH: Ants Act As Medics, Treat Wounds Of Injured Nest-Mates
A new study, published on Wednesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, describes how specific individuals in Matabele ant colonies will clean the wounds of injured ants.

02/14/2018 12:54 PM
Top EPA Science Adviser Has History Of Questioning Pollution Research
Michael Honeycutt, the top toxicologist for Texas, is the latest chair of the EPA's science advisory board. But some scientists warn his views align more with industry than with scientific consensus.

02/14/2018 10:18 AM
Steven Pinker Looks At The Bright Side
There's cause for optimism.

02/14/2018 06:35 AM
These Citizen-Regulators In Arkansas Defied Monsanto. Now They're Under Attack
In Arkansas, a regulatory committee of farmers and small-business owners banned the latest weed-killing technology from the giant agrichemical company. Monsanto is taking them to court.

02/14/2018 05:00 AM
The Key To Raising A Happy Child
A new book warns parents: Stop micromanaging your kids. Think of yourself less as their boss, and more like a consultant.

02/14/2018 03:01 AM
Win Like Flynn: A Bichon Frise Is This Year's Top Dog At Westminster Show
The white fluff ball rose to the top of the pack among 2,800 entrants at the annual show held at Madison Square Garden in New York.