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Potential Trump Adviser Suggests Climate Change Regulations Are Communist Conspiracy

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

President Trump has tapped a former Texas regulator to be his senior adviser on environmental policy. Like a string of other controversial picks, she questions the science behind climate change.

Shark Fin Trade Faces Troubled Waters As Global Pressure Mounts

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:15pm

Congress is once again considering a federal ban on shark fins, used in soup. But scientists are divided about whether a ban is the best way to protect the creatures, which are imperiled worldwide.

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How Do Gravitational Waves Really Work?

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 2:54pm

Gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time — are a big deal in the world of science. Here's a video that helps explain how they work.

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WHO To Farmers: Stop Giving Your Animals So Many Antibiotics

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:06pm

The World Health Organization is calling for strict limits on antibiotic use in animals raised for food. The guidelines could push many countries, including the U.S., to restrict drug use on farms.

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A Quest: Insulin-Releasing Implant For Type-1 Diabetes

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:16pm

People who have Type-1 diabetes would love to be free of insulin injections and pumps. Researchers in San Francisco are now testing in animals an implantable pouch of living, insulin-releasing cells.

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A Quest: Insulin-Releasing Implant For Type-1 Diabetes

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:16pm

People who have Type-1 diabetes would love to be free of insulin injections and pumps. Researchers in San Francisco are now testing in animals an implantable pouch of living, insulin-releasing cells.

(Image credit: Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source)

Sleepless Night Leaves Some Brain Cells As Sluggish As You Feel

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 2:20pm

Scientists have found an underlying reason why it's dangerous to drive when you're sleepy. Brain recordings show cells involved in perception fire more slowly in somebody who has been up all night.

(Image credit: Darren Pryce/Getty Images/Imagezoo)

Sleepless Night Leaves Some Brain Cells As Sluggish As You Feel

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 2:20pm

Scientists have found an underlying reason why it's dangerous to drive when you're sleepy. Brain recordings show cells involved in perception fire more slowly in somebody who has been up all night.

(Image credit: Darren Pryce/Getty Images/Imagezoo)

What's Your (Epistemic) Relationship To Science?

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:12am

Tania Lombrozo looks at a new paper arguing that research on the public's understanding of science often conflates knowledge and understanding — and that this conflation has costs.

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What's Your (Epistemic) Relationship To Science?

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:12am

Tania Lombrozo looks at a new paper arguing that research on the public's understanding of science often conflates knowledge and understanding — and that this conflation has costs.

(Image credit: turk_stock_photographer/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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