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An unexplained result shows why studying the effects of chemicals is so tricky

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Even in the lab, it's not easy to control every part of the process

Rachel Shaffer, University of Washington

Meet the chemist who engineered the first effective treatment of leprosy

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Alice Augusta Ball died at the age of 24. Ninety years later, we finally started recognizing her contributions.

Nadja Oertelt

Conservationists can't tackle all of the ocean's problems at once, so scientists are helping them triage

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The ocean contains many vulnerable ecosystems that need protecting. So where should we start?

Abrahim El Gamal, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Scientists are concerned and troubled by the Trump administration

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Research could wither if the federal funding it depends on becomes scarce or disappears.

Massive Staff