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  1. Announcing the 2015 Dance Your Ph.D. winnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Science

    When Florence Metz turned in her Ph.D. thesis on water protection policy this year at the University of Bern in Switzerland, she thought her work was done. But then a friend sent her an email with congratulations and an order: "Dance your Ph.D.!" The friend was referring to Science 's annual contest, which challenges scientists to explain their research through interpretive dance.


  2. In electrifying advance, researchers create circuit within living plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | Science

    Talk about flower power. Researchers have crafted flexible electronic circuits inside a rose.


  3. Can the vocabulary of deceit reveal fraudulent studies?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | Science

    Do scientific fraudsters have a distinct literary style? They do, suggests a new study from researchers who pay close attention to the vocabulary of deceit. But the language analysis methods aren't yet a reliable fraud-busting tool, the researchers and others caution.


  4. It's a dance-off! Vote for your 'Dance Your Ph.D.' video winnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | Science

    Think you can explain your scientific research in dance? This year, 32 teams of scientists did just that for the annual Science /AAAS Dance Your Ph.D. contest. Without using jargon or Powerpoint, each one captures the scientific essence of a real thesis.


  5. Sensors may soon give prosthetics a lifelike sense of touchRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2015 | Science

    Prosthetic limbs may work wonders for restoring lost function in some amputees, but one thing they can't do is restore an accurate sense of touch. Now, researchers report that one day in the not too distant future, those artificial arms and legs may have a sense of touch closely resembling the real thing.


  6. New nanoparticle sunblock is stronger and safer, scientists sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | Science

    What's the best sunscreen? It's a question that troubles beachgoers, athletes, and scientists alike. Mark Saltzman, who falls into the last category, was so concerned by the time his third child was born that he wanted to engineer a better sunblock.


  7. X-ray signal from outer space points to dark matterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2015 | Science

    For years, high-energy radiation from space has been teasing scientists with inconclusive hints of dark matter. But a definitive answer may be at hand.


  8. Scripps hooks duo to lead world's largest biomedical instituteRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2015 | Science

    A pair of old fishing buddies is now steering the ship at the Scripps Research Institute, the world's largest basic biomedical research institute. Today, Steve Kay, formerly the dean of the college of arts and sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles was announced as Scripps's president, whereas Peter Schultz, currently a Scripps chemist and director of the California Institute for Biomedical Research in San Diego, was named CEO.


  9. Melatonin could help treat multiple sclerosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2015 | Science

    Insomniacs and world travelers alike use melatonin-a hormone that regulates the body's internal clock-to help them fall asleep and get some extra shuteye. Now, a new study shows that the "sleep hormone" may also give relief to patients with multiple sclerosis , a debilitating neurological disorder that can quickly morph from remission into attacks that last days, months, or even years.


  10. Feature: Conjuring chemical cornucopias out of thin airRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2015 | Science

    A fill-up at the gas station may seem expensive, but fuels are relatively cheap commodities. So would-be makers of solar fuels are looking for ways to apply their technology to making more valuable materials.


  11. New education think tank wants research to drive U.S. policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2015 | Science

    The United States conducts more education research than any other country. But that output hasn't translated into a world-class education system.


  12. Lobbyists seek $250 million in new funds for chronic fatigue syndrome researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2015 | Science

    Patient advocates and scientists joined forces today in a new campaign to boost research funding for the mysterious and debilitating disease chronic fatigue syndrome , also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis . The group aims to increase research funds available for CSF/ME from $5.4 million to $250 million annually.


  13. Astronomers discover lowest mass exoplanet seen directlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2015 | Science

    Of the nearly 2000 exoplanets discovered to date, only about 10 have been seen directly, because they are so faint compared with the bright stars they orbit. Now, an instrument designed for direct imaging has found its first new exoplanet: a Jupiter-like world 100 light-years away in the constellation Eridanus.


  14. Sucking carbon from the sky may not slow climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2015 | Science

    As U.S. President Barack Obama finalizes plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions today, climate researchers are wondering whether even more extreme measures will be needed-such as using machines to suck carbon dioxide from the environment. Now, a new study of these so-called carbon dioxide removal technologies finds that the strategy would have only a minimal impact.


  15. Sorting cells through levitationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | Science

    What looks like a row of drifting gumdrops could hold a wealth of information for both clinical researchers and bench scientists. A team of bioengineers and geneticists has designed a device that can suspend a single living cell between magnets and measure its density based on how high it floats.


  16. Some chimpanzees infected with AIDS virus may harbor protective, humanlike geneRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Science

    When Peter Parham's postdoc first showed him data suggesting a gene in some wild chimpanzees infected with the AIDS virus closely resembled one that protects humans from HIV, he was skeptical. The postdoc, Emily Wroblewski, had joined Parham's microbiology and immunology group at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California after doing behavioral studies of wild chimpanzees at Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania.


  17. Announcing the 2015 'Dance Your Ph.D.' contestRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | Science

    So what was your Ph.D. research about? No, please put away the PowerPoint and the conference posters. We want you to boil your research down to its pure essence: We want you to dance.


  18. Misleading sugar structures produce bitter result for protein sleuthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | Science

    Structure determines function. It's the canon among biologists who seek to understand a protein's role in the body by mapping the positions of its atoms and so deducing the molecule's three-dimensional shape.


  19. Plants may not protect us against climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Science

    Plants are one of the last bulwarks against climate change. They feed on carbon dioxide, growing faster and absorbing more of the greenhouse gas as humans produce it.


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