Todays BIG Story

Support for the Endangered Species Act remains high as Trump administration and Congress try to gut it
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The Endangered Species Act, or “the Act,” is arguably the most important law in the United States for conserving biodiversity and arresting the extinction of species. Congress...

Pathogens attack plants like hackers, so my lab thinks about crop protection like cybersecurity
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Plants feed us. Without them we’re goners. Through thousands of years of genetic modification by selective...

MGM is suing the victims of the worst mass shooting in US history. Here's why
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Last October, Stephen Paddock unleashed a barrage of automatic gunfire from a 32nd-floor hotel room overlooking a large crowd of concertgoers attending a country music festival...

The US is a whole lot richer because of trade with Europe, regardless of whether EU is friend or 'foe'
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President Donald Trump recently questioned the value of the long-standing United States-Europe alliance....

When race triggers a call to campus police
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On a beautiful spring afternoon on a picturesque college campus, two campus police officers responded to a black professor’s “good afternoon” with a request to see his identification. The...

Here's how to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers
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Women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. In the field...

How virtual worlds can recreate the geographic history of life
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The Amazon and the adjacent Andean slopes in South America host an astonishing richness of plants and animals. These species have been sources of food, shelter and medicine since...

Ozone pollution in US national parks is nearly the same as in large cities
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“Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue” – John Muir,...

Naloxone remains controversial to some, but here's why it shouldn't be
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The overdose-reversing drug naloxone saves thousands of lives each year and is more widely available today than ever. So why do overdose deaths across the U.S. continue to rise? According...

Reeling from the news? Train your brain to feel better with these 4 techniques
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Americans have been barraged in the past couple of weeks by a series of major news events – some of...

Pathogens attack plants like hackers, so my lab thinks about crop protection like cybersecurity
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Plants feed us. Without them we’re goners. Through thousands of years of genetic modification by selective breeding, humans have developed the crops that keep us alive. We have...

Who owns the moon? A space lawyer answers
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Most likely, this is the best-known picture of a flag ever taken: Buzz Aldrin standing next to the first...