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Changes in Ecuador’s ‘seed law’ angers and frustrates scientists

Changes in Ecuador’s ‘seed law’ angers and frustrates scientists

An amendment that gives a free pass to genetically modified crops causes legal turmoil

By | Posted November 13, 2017

Speaking out for climate science, for the first time

Speaking out for climate science, for the first time

Sonali McDermid is worried about the planet’s food supply — and those seeking to eviscerate science

By | Posted July 11, 2017

Science has a negativity problem

Science has a negativity problem

Exciting new discoveries get all the attention — leaving just-as-important negative results in the dust. And fixing the problem is easier said than done.

By | Posted July 10, 2017

Televised Debates: Insert Audience Response Here

Televised Debates: Insert Audience Response Here

The motivation for audiences to participate in presidential debates is more than just party fever

By | Posted January 16, 2017

We might have just elected a nightmare AI thought experiment

We might have just elected a nightmare AI thought experiment

Donald Trump’s campaign tactics parallel Roko’s Basilisk

By | Posted January 3, 2017

FDA tightens tobacco sales to minors

FDA tightens tobacco sales to minors

Recently issued warning letters represent the first of many steps to curb tobacco sales to children

By | Posted December 16, 2016

A three-parent baby? Not really.

A three-parent baby? Not really.

A new fertility procedure, banned in the U.S., offers hope to couples with mitochondrial disease

By | Posted December 12, 2016

The man-made flood

The man-made flood

Levees and floodplain development are increasing flood damage in Missouri

By | Posted June 20, 2016

Natural gas versus natural beauty

Natural gas versus natural beauty

An Appalachian battle rages over a pipeline route through sensitive salamander habitats

By | Posted May 2, 2016

A city-wide web

A city-wide web

New network aims to provide free Wi-Fi across New York City

By | Posted April 11, 2016

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