Scientists go big with first aquatic species map for US West
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Scientists go big with first aquatic species map for US West

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — It sounds like a big fish story: a plan to create a biodiversity map identifying thousands of aquatic species in every river and stream in the western U.S. But scientists say they’re steadily reeling in that whopper and by next summer will have the first Aquatic Environmental DNA Atlas available for … Continue reading

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Swedish university fires stem cell scientist over negligence
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Swedish university fires stem cell scientist over negligence

LONDON (AP) — Sweden’s Karolinska University says it has fired Italian stem cell scientist Paolo Macchiarini, whose work was once considered revolutionary but has since been deemed to have breached medical ethics. In a statement on Wednesday, Karolinska said Macchiarini was to be informed immediately that his contract has been rescinded. The university said Macchiarini … Continue reading

No designer babies, but summit calls for cautious research
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No designer babies, but summit calls for cautious research

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tool to edit human genes is nowhere near ready to use for pregnancy — but altering early embryos as part of careful laboratory research should be allowed as scientists and society continue to grapple with the ethical questions surrounding this revolutionary technology, organizers of an international summit concluded Thursday. “It would … Continue reading

AP Investigation: Bungling by UN agency hurt Ebola response
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AP Investigation: Bungling by UN agency hurt Ebola response

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — Something didn’t smell right. As a worker at Kenema Government Hospital mixed a batch of chlorine on a broiling August day, he noticed it didn’t have its typically strong, bleach-like odor. Concerned, he turned to a consultant with the World Health Organization, who tested the disinfectant and found barely any … Continue reading

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Governor McAuliffe names NSU professor as one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2015 on Wednesday, March 24.  Dr. Mikhail Noginov, a professor and researcher in the Department of Physics and the Center for Materials Research at Norfolk State University, was one of three Virginia scientists that were recognized. “It is an honor to recognize Virginia’s leading scientific minds,” said … Continue reading

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Art embraces science in new British play ‘Oppenheimer’

  LONDON (AP) — Suddenly, scientists are sexy. With Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for multiple trophies as Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne turning heads as Stephen Hawking, young British actors playing scientists are all the rage this awards season. So it’s good timing for the Royal Shakespeare Company, whose new play, “Oppenheimer,” features rising star John … Continue reading