The week in science: NIH allows reuse of rejected grant ideas; China’s land pollution revealed; and NASA’s LADEE probe crashes into the Moon.
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Iranian scientists must be allowed to interact abroad without fear of persecution, says Elise Auerbach.
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A new generation of industrial plants can make liquid fuels from almost any organic scraps — from corn stalks and wood chips to urban rubbish.
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Biologists are directing the evolution of corals to prepare them to fight climate change.
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High-speed video reveals unusually powerful motion, but specialized weapon can also gently nudge prey.
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Device may contribute to cancer spread after fibroid surgery.
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Conclusions on stockpiling of antiviral drugs challenged.
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Smaller-than-expected tremor has scientists scrambling to redefine rules for areas of extreme seismic stress.
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Gene-silencing technique yields promising treatments for liver-linked disorders.
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Legally, dogs and cats are moving closer to personhood. A new book says this poses problems for biomedical researchers and veterinarians.
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Drug-resistant bacteria have found refuge in residences in New York outbreak.
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Two recent record hot spells traced to feedback loop between dry soils and trapped air.
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An experiment measuring gravity's effects at the quantum scale finds no deviations from Newton's laws.
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Troubled project sought to observe tremors from deep within the San Andreas fault.
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Rapid imaging technique adapted from medical applications shows promise in detection of nuclear materials.
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Epigenetic maps help to explain how archaic humans differed from modern ones despite having very similar DNA sequences.
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Brazilian cave creatures's marathon sex sessions extract nourishment along with sperm from reluctant male.
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