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About That Mass Incident of Reindeer Death …

Lightning strikes are not that unusual a cause of animal death. Unfortunately, climate change will make it worse.

Aug. 30 2016 10:58 AMHow I Learned to Love LiverDoes understanding what an organ does in the body make it taste better? For this medical student, it did.
Aug. 23 2016 5:45 AMWe’ve Heated Up the Planet. Can We Cool It Back Down?Strangely enough, massive volcanoes might be part of the answer.
Aug. 18 2016 1:36 PMSave the ChickenA few decades ago, no one cared about chicken welfare. Now all our eggs are about to be cage-free. Why?
Aug. 12 2016 5:26 PMWhy Doesn’t Anyone* Fact-Check Science Books?*This story was not fact-checked, either.
Aug. 8 2016 11:16 AMNo, There Aren’t Enough Academic JobsBut discouraging people from pursuing the career could have a devastating effect on underrepresented groups.
Aug. 4 2016 3:02 PMWhen Humans Play GodBiocontrol seems to be the height of human narcissism. It also works.
Aug. 3 2016 9:30 AMCould Labels Indicate That GMOs Are a Good Thing?Soylent’s public embrace of GMOs offers a possible way forward.
July 29 2016 10:04 AMThe Bees Are All RightAfter years of uncertainty, honeybees appear poised to recover from collapse.
July 26 2016 9:15 AMWhy Would a Pirate Ship Want Insurance?The bizarre case of the self-sunk illegal Thunder and recent research show that insurers still cover illegal fishers, to the illegal fishers’ benefit.
July 25 2016 9:39 AMWas This Study Even Peer-Reviewed?How journalists should write about unpublished scientific research.
July 20 2016 2:12 PMTrump’s Wall? Also Terrible for Animals, Conservation, and Scientific Collaboration.There are so many reasons why this is a bad idea.
July 19 2016 3:36 PMWhat a Time to Be AliveA new robot made of mammal organs and gold reminds us that we don’t really know what being alive even means.
July 15 2016 5:31 PMThe Research Is Only As Good As the DataA new study found no evidence of racial bias in police shootings. But last year, a study came to the opposite conclusion. Why?
July 13 2016 12:12 PMBarack Obama, M.D.?The president wrote an opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which is kind of cute.
July 8 2016 5:51 PMTheranos’ Downfall Isn’t Just Elizabeth Holmes’ FaultThe other people who helped build the company should be held accountable, too.
Aug. 30 2016 5:45 AMLet It Burn?Our new policy to let forest fires burn is inspired by nature. Unfortunately, nature doesn’t always behave as we’d like.
Aug. 19 2016 6:50 PMShould We Abandon Louisiana?In some ways, we already have.
Aug. 15 2016 9:14 AMDon’t Bring Your Dog to WorkPet-friendly policies are growing more popular among employers, but they’re often implemented irresponsibly.
Aug. 11 2016 7:41 AM20 (Science) Questions for the Presidential CandidatesA coalition of scientists has challenged the presidential candidates to a science debate. This should be interesting!
Aug. 5 2016 1:08 PMFake Fish Habitat, Brought to You by BP Relief MoneyBP money is supposed to restore the gulf, but environmentally questionable artificial reefs may not be helping.
Aug. 4 2016 8:00 AMCan Young Blood Make You Live Longer?The science doesn’t need fact-checking as much as the ethics do.
July 29 2016 4:49 PM“I Believe in Science” Should Not Be a ShowstopperThe reaction to Hillary’s great line shows us just how terrifying this election is.
July 28 2016 2:06 PMKen Ham Is Luring Public Schools to His Creationist MuseumHe’s lowered the price to his life-size Noah’s Ark replica to just $1 per student.
July 25 2016 8:03 PMThe Climate Change ElectionHillary needs to realize—soon—that her chances of becoming president hinge on climate voters.
July 21 2016 10:00 AMThe White Lion Cub Born in Texas Is Adorable, but Not AlbinoA genetic condition called leucism is what gives these lions their unusual color.
July 20 2016 9:48 AMBlinded by the HeatOnce again, we’re in the warmest year on record. What would be more surprising is if we weren’t.
July 19 2016 1:01 PMHow Sexual Harassment Halts ScienceRecent reports have revealed how rampant sexual harassment is in the astronomy community. What’s to be done?
July 15 2016 9:04 AMAn Influenza Pandemic Is Brewing. Could We Pre-empt It?History foretells another flu pandemic. But we can lower the risk by taking action collectively and individually.
July 11 2016 10:10 AMThe New Jonah Lehrer: More Honest, More Boring, Still Spreading BunkA Book About Love proves the best practices of science journalism don’t offer much insurance against distortions and half-truths.
July 7 2016 5:45 AMFood Doesn’t Have to Wear MakeupFood coloring has no purpose and plenty of negatives. We only allow it still because the system is broken.

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