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4 February 2017
Pakistan and many other Muslim-majority countries provide numerous physicians to the US healthcare system. Jalal Baig is afraid immigration restrictions will affect foreign physicians who contribute.
2 February 2017
Think bird counts are something only scientists and serious birdwatchers do? A new e-book, out just in time for the annual Caribbean bird count, gets everyone involved.
18 January 2017
12 January 2017
1 January 2017
Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use.
30 December 2016
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21 November 2016
"Matsubara Teruko, who predicted the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, is the perfect example of the saying 'even a stopped clock is right twice a day.' Trust her predictions accordingly."
27 October 2016
16 October 2016
The city of Porto, Portugal, is nearly ready for the ninth installment of “futureplaces”—a convention that combines citizen labs, performances, presentations, and debate.
19 September 2016
The Fukui Dinosaur Museum is one of the top tourism attractions in Japan, allowing visitors to get an up-close look at fossil remains from millennia gone by.
4 September 2016
After five years of imprisonment, Twitter -- the online platform that led his freedom campaign -- was how nuclear scientist Omid Kokabee first communicated with the world after his release.
29 August 2016
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10 June 2016
Researchers Around the World Are Learning From Indigenous Communities. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.
“The hardest thing is to sit in a room with scientists who think they’ve discovered something, but their scientific discovery just confirms what our oral histories have talked about forever.”
5 May 2016
By combining satellite and on-ground weather information, scientists are improving our ability to bring resilience to extreme weather for the world’s poorest people.
16 April 2016
How much does the news media cover scientific advances in Latin America? The bloggers at the online project Ciencia latina ("Latin Science") say it's not enough.