New science stories every week, written by scientists themselves

How stressed-out fish are teaching us about human heart disease

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Farmed fish and office-bound humans face a common problem

Kelsey Lucas, University of Michigan

A researcher explains why cancer isn't mainly caused by bad luck

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Understanding where mutations come from is key to fighting the disease.

Michael Badgley, Columbia University

These tiny methane-eating organisms have an outsize impact on our climate models

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They don't need as much oxygen as we think, and that's a big deal for climate scientists.

Michael Graw, Oregon State University

Searching for bird poop helped us understand the origins of the universe

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How do you win a Nobel Prize? Persistence, patience and some very stubborn birds.

Mika McKinnon