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    See where Clinton and Trump stand on science

    Hillary Clinton’s “I believe in science” declaration aside, science has not played a starring role in the 2016 presidential election. Far from it. For the most part, the candidates’ science policies have trickled out in dribs and drabs, and in varying degrees of detail — talking points on a website here, a passing comment in response to a spur-of-the-moment question there.

    Yet science...

    09/13/2016 - 12:25 Science & Society
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    Science News of the Year 2007

    Tuning In to Science

    In its own way, science is a lot like '60s rock 'n' roll on AM radio. If you're old enough, you remember the slogan: "And the hits just keep on comin'."

    With science, the news just keeps on comin'. Somehow, year after year, science never runs out of hit discoveries. From land-based laboratories to the depths of the oceans to remote realms of the cosmos, intrepid...

    12/18/2007 - 21:49 Humans & Society
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    Katrina's Fallout

    Hand over hand, the scuba diving researchers felt their way down the offshore oil rig, blinded by water black with ocean detritus and marsh debris. They tried not to think about the 7-foot alligator patrolling the rig at the water's surface, 15 miles from its swampy home. The scientists soon reached a place on the rig's leg where 18 months earlier they had attached instruments that relayed...

    11/14/2005 - 10:35 Humans & Society
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    The Ultimate Crop Insurance

    In late summer 2002, looters threatened war-engulfed Afghanistan's agricultural heritage. Unknown pillagers dumped stocks of carefully labeled seeds as they ransacked buildings in Ghazni and Jalalabad, where the material had been hidden for safekeeping. All the looters wanted, apparently, were the plastic and glass jars in which the seeds were stored. The scattered seeds weren't the starter...

    09/07/2004 - 14:12 Agriculture
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    King Midas' Modern Mourners

    "Pan scrapings!" announced G. Kenneth Sams. "When you come down to it, that is what has brought us all here tonight—pan scrapings."

    It was probably not the most appetizing introduction for a $150-per-plate museum fundraiser. Some 150 guests, many in black tie, had just sat down to enjoy their first course at lavish banquet tables...

    04/26/2004 - 16:43 Chemistry
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    On Thinning Ice

    Earth's average temperature has risen by about two-thirds of a Celsius degree in the past century. That doesn't sound like much, but glaciers are feeling the heat. Although some of these ice rivers seem to be holding their own, surveys suggest that most of the planet's glaciers are on the decline, many of them significantly. If global warming continues unabated, regardless of whether it's due...

    09/29/2003 - 14:18 Earth
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    Catch Zero

    Give a man a fish, goes the Chinese proverb, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. If he catches too many fish, however, he may leave few fish behind for his children's table. It has taken less than a generation for modern industrial-scale fishing, once it's deployed in an ocean area, to exhaust the vast majority of that area's edible bounty. These...

    07/20/2003 - 13:45 Earth & Environment
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    Electronic Jetsam

    Twice each day at more than 1,100 sites around the world, scientists simultaneously loft weather balloons to collect data about Earth's atmosphere. During each balloon's ascent, which lasts a couple of hours or so, instruments garner information about air temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed, and wind direction. Meteorologists feed all of these data into their computer...

    01/27/2003 - 13:58 Earth
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    Hear, Hear

    Like many physicians, Margaretha L. Casselbrant suspected that some children have a hereditary predisposition to middle ear infections. Unlike most other physicians, she set out to prove it systematically.

    In 1983, the otolaryngologist began a painstaking, 17-year routine of collecting ear-infection data on same-sex twins and triplets. Casselbrant examined 168 sets of twins and 7...

    08/23/2002 - 19:27 Biomedicine
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    Animal Whodunit, Medical Mystery

    12/11/1999 - 00:00