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Scientists Object After Paper
Takes a Shot at Researchers
Dec 6, 2021 6:10 PM CST
Scientists Object After Paper Takes a Shot at Researchers
German tabloid placed blame for pandemic holiday restrictions, with photos
- A group representing Germany's main scientific organizations has accused the country's biggest-selling newspaper of contributing to public hostility against scientists during the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Monday, the Alliance of Scientific Organization criticized a recent report by the
tabloid for singling out three researchers who had...
Work in a
Oct 6, 2021 5:54 AM CDT
Chemistry Nobel Awarded for Work in a 'Difficult Art'
Benjamin List of Germany and Princeton's David MacMillan win for new way of building molecules
- The Nobel Prize for chemistry has been awarded to German scientist Benjamin List of the Max Planck Institute and Scotland-born scientist David WC MacMillan of Princeton University. They were cited for their work in developing a new way for building molecules known as "asymmetric organocatalysis." The winners were...
She Released Video
of Raid on Her Home.
Now, the Cops' Video
Dec 12, 2020 9:00 AM CST
She Released Video of Raid on Her Home. Now, the Cops' Video
Police bodycam footage released after fired Fla. data scientist Rebekah Jones put up her own online
- Police bodycam video taken of the Monday raid at fired data scientist Rebekah Jones' home was released Thursday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, with the agency saying it did so after its agents were "vilified" following Jones posting her own footage . Per NBC News , the police video...
After Iranian Scientist Is Killed,
'Serious Indications' Emerge
Nov 27, 2020 10:15 AM CST
After Iranian Scientist Is Killed, 'Serious Indications' Emerge
Benjamin Netanyahu had mentioned Mohsen Fakhrizadeh before, said 'remember that name'
- Iran's foreign minister is alleging the killing of a scientist linked to the country's disbanded military nuclear program has "serious indications" of an Israeli role. Mohammad Javad Zarif made the statement Friday on Twitter, per the AP . "Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today," Zarif...
China: We're Ready to
Start Detaining Americans
Oct 18, 2020 2:30 PM CDT
China: We're Ready to Start Detaining Americans
'It's a real game-changer'
- Chinese officials say they're ready for a dangerous game of tit-for-tat, the
Wall Street Journal
reports. They're telling Washington that China may round up US nationals there unless charges against Chinese military-affiliated scholars in America are dropped. The warnings, sent through several channels—including Beijing's US Embassy—...
Our Strange Era
Now Has a Name
in case you missed it
Jul 5, 2020 1:50 PM CDT
Our Strange Era Now Has a Name
Scientists say it's time for an in-depth study of animals during the pandemic
- Jellyfish gliding through the calm waters of Venice, Italy. Wild mountain goats "running rampant" in a small Welsh town. Deer seen in "usually bustling areas" of Toronto. At least anecdotally, there's evidence of animals advancing during our absence, for which scientists have coined a new term: the...
After 4 Years, NASA Scientist
Held in Turkey Returns Home
Jun 30, 2020 9:55 AM CDT
After 4 Years, NASA Scientist Held in Turkey Returns Home
Serkan Golge was convicted of involvement in 2016 coup against Erdogan
- Former NASA scientist Serkan Golge, detained on terrorism charges in Turkey, is back on American soil for the first time in four years. The Turkish-American arrived with his family in Washington early Tuesday, some seven months after President Trump said he'd secured a deal for his release, per the...
Has Landed in
May 2, 2020 3:30 PM CDT
Most People's 'Worst Nightmare' Has Landed in America
It's called the 'murder hornet,' and here's why
- So-called "murder hornets"—with their spiked mandibles and venomous stingers—are not visitors you want to have around. And yet, they're here. The
New York Times
reports that two Asian giant hornets have been spotted in northwest Washington State and a full hive across the border in...
Dr. Fauci to Get 'Enhanced'
Security After Threats
Apr 2, 2020 8:11 AM CDT
Dr. Fauci to Get 'Enhanced' Security After Threats
Scientist on front lines against virus also getting 'unwelcome communications from fervent admirers'
- He's become one of the most familiar faces in the effort to fight the coronavirus—maybe a little too familiar. Justice Department officials said Wednesday that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director who's become a household name due to his appearances at...
'Shocking' Find Made
at Government Labs
Feb 8, 2020 12:00 PM CST
'Shocking' Find Made at Government Labs
PETA demands an audit at all National Institutes of Health laboratories
- Mice cooked to death. Primates holed up in a room with 24-hour-a-day lights. An owl, denied veterinary care, that dies in a cage. These are among the 31 incidents uncovered through a freedom-of-information request about animal-welfare failures in government labs in 2018 and 2019—labs where official inspections are never...
Plan to Edit
Dec 8, 2019 3:00 PM CST
Plan to Edit Baby Genes May Have 'Created New Mutations'
MIT Technology Review is far from impressed
- Looks like a highly controversial attempt to create HIV-immune babies didn't work out and may have even gone wrong, the
reports. This according to an
MIT Technology Review
report on the work of Chinese scientist He Jiankui, who sparked outcry with his plan to edit the embryonic genes...
Discovery Points to Invisible
'Fifth Force' of Nature
Nov 24, 2019 12:30 PM CST
Discovery Points to Invisible 'Fifth Force' of Nature
Researchers in Hungary spot a mysterious proton
- They're calling it X17—and it might help solve a great mystery of nature. Scientists in Hungary say they've twice stumbled on the previously unknown particle while seeking evidence of a "fifth force" guiding our visible universe, CNN reports. "X17 could be a particle, which connects...
11K Scientists: 'Planet Earth
Is Facing a Climate Emergency'
Nov 6, 2019 6:21 AM CST
11K Scientists: 'Planet Earth Is Facing a Climate Emergency'
Declaration suggests 6 critical steps to take
- More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have signed a declaration that doesn't beat around the bush: They declare "clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency." In the declaration from the Alliance of World Scientists, published in the journal
, the scientists...
For Nobel Prize in
Physics, a 3-Way Triumph
Oct 8, 2019 6:27 AM CDT
For Nobel Prize in Physics, a 3-Way Triumph
The work revolves around discovery of an exoplanet, 'discoveries in physical cosmology'
- Three scientists have won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contribution to the understanding of the evolution of the universe and "Earth's place in the cosmos," a day after two Americans and one British scientist were bestowed the award for physiology or medicine . One half...
Reaction to Tyson Probe:
It's 'the Way the World Works'
Jul 27, 2019 4:30 PM CDT
Reaction to Tyson Probe: It's 'the Way the World Works'
The astrophysicist won't be losing his job
- Neil deGrasse Tyson will be keeping his job at the American Museum of Natural History after all, the
New York Times
reports. A probe by the institution into Tyson's alleged sexual misconduct , including a rape accusation, apparently didn't find enough to dethrone him as head of the museum'...
Trolls Target Female Scientist
Apr 13, 2019 2:50 PM CDT
Trolls Target Female Scientist
Online commentators diminish the work of Katie Boumann
- Katie Boumann's rise to scientific stardom came with a downside: online trolls who claimed her work was really done by a man, CNN reports. The 29-year-old MIT graduate helped create the algorithms and imaging process that allowed scientists to produce the first-ever image of a black hole on Wednesday....
After Scientist's Murder,
an International Accusation
Aug 7, 2018 9:45 AM CDT
After Scientist's Murder, an International Accusation
Syria points the finger at Israel's Mossad in wake of Aziz Asbar's assassination
- A preeminent rocket scientist is dead, and Syria says Israel is to blame. The
describes Aziz Asbar as a research director at Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center, and intelligence officials have drawn a line between that center and Syria's chemical weapons program, though Asbar's...
Scientist, 104, 'Resentful' He
Has to End His Life Abroad
May 1, 2018 8:26 AM CDT
Scientist, 104, 'Resentful' He Has to End His Life Abroad
David Goodall is traveling from Australia to Switzerland for an assisted suicide
- Australia's oldest scientist recently celebrated his 104
birthday, but it wasn't a joyous occasion. "I greatly regret having reached that age," David Goodall told ABC Australia in early April. "I'm not happy. I want to die." And that's exactly what Goodall, an...
Scientists Want Trump Ally
Booted From Museum Board
Jan 29, 2018 9:45 AM CST
Scientists Want Trump Ally Booted From Museum Board
They cite Rebekah Mercer's support for groups skeptical of climate change
- More than 300 scientists and academics want President Trump ally and Breitbart News backer Rebekah Mercer to resign from the board of the American Museum of Natural History, citing donations to groups that deny climate change. Through the Mercer Family Foundation, Mercer and her father, hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer,...
The Secret Nuclear Mishaps
That Aren't Causing Alarm
Jun 28, 2017 10:45 AM CDT
The Secret Nuclear Mishaps That Aren't Causing Alarm
Scientists in one case ended up breathing in uranium due to 'several grievous errors'
- For the past year, the Center for Public Integrity has been investigating nuclear negligence in the US, finding weaknesses that led to avoidable accidents and looking at the resulting repercussions—or lack of them. As part of that probe,
publishes a look at one such federal investigation into...
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