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Smithsonian

Laura Poppick

27 April 2017

Richmond, Indiana, United States

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As climate change, human encroachment, and habitat loss increasingly threaten the existence of numerous species around the world, some scientists are turning to a controversial and complex method to try and bring popu...

The Telegraph

Sarah Knapton

15 March 2017

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Is meat created from animal stem cells actually considered meat? These scientists think so, and have successfully created such a product. Their successful creation of "test-tube chicken and duck" aims to benefit the ...

Yale Environment 360

Nancy Averett

2 March 2017

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

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As climate change continues to threaten the survival of native plants species and the health of the eco-systems they support, the North Carolina Arboretum’s Germplasm Repository is taking a clever new approach to the ...

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

12 December 2016

United States

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Losing weight is a struggle for many people and research has shown that one diet does not fit all, some people lose weight on a diet while others gain. For obese individuals, the way to lose weight may be highly perso...

The Atlantic

Ed Yong

8 August 2016

Cairns, Australia

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The dengue virus is spread by mosquito and infects 400 million people every year with no vaccine or successful treatment. Scientists have started to inject mosquitoes with a bacteria they have found to stop the virus ...

USA Today

Stephanie Anderson Witmer

30 July 2016

Millersville, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Agriculture Education program at Penn Manor High school aims to teach about career paths as a farmer or within the larger agricultural industry. This type of high school education is part of a larger national tren...

Scientific American

Paul Tullis

7 June 2016

San Diego, California, United States

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One scientist, dared to take a risk, and go where no one else had: mass-spectrometry imaging of microbes and chemicals. These images tell scientists how microbes communicate with each other, the environment, and human...

Ensia

Benjamin Goldfarb

31 May 2016

Sahtú Region, Northwest Territories, Canada

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In the Northwestern Territories of Canada, wildlife biologists received unfavorable critiques from indigenous communities for how they were going about with their caribou studies. By forming relationships with the ind...

Spectrum News

Amy Yee

4 May 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Minority families often miss out on treatment or get left out of research — an ethical failure. New projects are illuminating autism’s diverse shades and aim to provide care to all members of society.

The New York Times

Amy Harmon

15 March 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Molecular biologists and neuroscientists are tweeting with the hashtag #ASAPbio in protest of a system that keeps research from being shared with the public, typically for more than six months.

The New York Times

Erik Olsen

7 March 2016

Long Beach, California, United States

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How can unusable machinery be disposed of in a safe and environmentally-friendly way? A new effort in California drops old oil rigs in the sea as a kind of artificial coral reef.

National Geographic

Rachel A. Becker

7 October 2015

Belgium

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APOPO, an international nonprofit, has trained Gambian pouched rats to sniff out landmines in countries across the world. These rats have terrible vision, but an amazing sense of smell and have cleared over 13,000 min...

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Susan Moran

21 September 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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In California some farms lose up to 10 percent of their crop due to coddling moths. Davis University is measuring the impact bats have on various walnut farms, such as potential savings from reduced insecticide use an...

Christian Science Monitor

Jessica Mendoza

25 August 2015

Australia

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Concerned with colony collapse syndrome in honey bees worldwide, scientists, farmers and tech companies teamed up in Australia to create a micro-sensor that collects data on the bee's environment.

The Seattle Times

Sandi Doughton

2 August 2015

Cle Elum, Washington, United States

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Wolves in western America were once hunted to near-extinction but have now been reintroduced into certain territories with notable success. More wolves often means more attacks on ranchers' livestock, however, so cowb...

NPR

Michael Sullivan

31 July 2015

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

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In Cambodia, demining rats have been trained to detect TNT in the ground, effectively identifying unexploded materials like landmines, bombs, and grenades. These two-feet-long Gambian pouched rats have an excellent se...

Hakai Magazine

Elin Kelsey

22 April 2015

Pacific Grove, California, United States

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Marine biologists around the world are adopting personalization technologies into their work to help them better understand the movements and lives of the undersea creatures they’re monitoring. For example, the Shark ...

Ensia

Adam Welz

18 March 2015

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya

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There are only five northern white rhinos left in existence - all in captivity and unable to breed. Researchers work to identify the most valuable solution to rhino poaching in order to prevent the animal from going e...

High Country News

Benjamin Goldfarb

24 November 2014

Shepherd, Montana, United States

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Clean water and healthy ecosystems are becoming increasingly difficult to come by. With floating islands and other inventions, eco-entrepreneur Bruce Kania thinks that biomimicry - such as reconstructing wetlands and ...

The Guardian

David Parr

18 February 2014

Tokyo, Japan

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The twenty-first century city is a complex organism, and simulating it to anticipate traffic and transportation congestions can be problematic for urban planning. Researchers around the world from Japan to England hav...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

8 October 2013

Punjab, India

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With 60 percent of India's population relying on agriculture for living, the country faces a dire challenge of what to do with accumulated agricultural waste. Instead of burning it, as they traditionally would do, the...

New York Magazine

Tina Rosenberg

29 May 2011

Berlin, Germany

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The medical community had essentially given up hope for a cure for aids and thus little to no money was devoted to the research. A man with aids was cured in Berlin, by an optimistic doctor and a stem-cell transplant,...

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