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Dozens of speakers are scheduled to take the stage April 22 at the March for Science in Washington, D.C.

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The march may be “unprecedented,” sociologist Kelly Moore told Rachel Ehrenberg for a blog post giving a historical perspective on scientists' activism. “This is the first time in American history where scientists have taken to the streets to collectively protest the government’s misuse and rejection of scientific expertise.”

Planetary Science

In ‘grand finale,’ Cassini spacecraft sets off on collision course with Saturn

By Ashley Yeager 7:00am, April 21, 2017
The Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere and disintegrate on Sept. 15, but is slated to do some solid science before its demise.
Oceans,, Pollution

The Arctic is a final garbage dump for ocean plastic

By Thomas Sumner 2:10pm, April 19, 2017
Ocean currents dump plastic garbage from the North Atlantic into previously pristine Arctic waters, new research shows.
Biomedicine,, Animals

Frog slime protein fights off the flu

By Helen Thompson 9:00am, April 19, 2017
Urumin, a protein found in Indian frog mucus secretions, has a knack for taking down H1 flu viruses, a new study finds.
Planetary Science

Bubbles may put mysterious fizz in Titan’s polar sea

By Ashley Yeager 11:00am, April 18, 2017
Nitrogen bubbles may be the source of the “magic island” on Saturn’s moon Titan.
Animals,, Evolution

Size matters to lizards, but numbers may not

By Helen Thompson 4:00pm, April 14, 2017
Scientists have sized up the quantitative abilities of lizards and found that reptiles may not be as good with numbers as other vertebrates.
Ecology,, Animals,, Earth

Volcanic eruptions nearly snuffed out Gentoo penguin colony

By Helen Thompson 2:00pm, April 12, 2017
Penguin poop dumps data on how a Gentoo colony responded to ancient volcanic eruptions.
Climate,, Oceans,, Ecosystems

The Great Barrier Reef is experiencing a major coral bleaching event right now

By Thomas Sumner 3:45pm, April 11, 2017
A second coral bleaching event has struck the Great Barrier Reef in 12 months, new observations reveal, raising concerns about the natural wonder’s future.
Paleontology

Bedbugs bugged prehistoric humans, too

By Laurel Hamers 9:00am, April 10, 2017
Scientists have found the oldest known specimens of bedbug relatives in an Oregon cave system where ancient humans once lived.
Astronomy,, Physics

Event Horizon Telescope to try to capture images of elusive black hole edge

By Emily Conover 5:00am, April 5, 2017
Network of radio observatories will attempt a first-ever glimpse at an event horizon.
Technology,, Astronomy

SpaceX launches and lands its first reused rocket

By Emily DeMarco 6:42pm, March 30, 2017
Aerospace company SpaceX has successfully reused a Falcon 9 rocket’s booster section for the first time.
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