Tsinghua's Chen Jining is slated to become environmental protection minister as China steps up efforts to clean up its air, water and soil.
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Pathogen related to polio and common cold could be the cause — but little is known for sure.
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Director Francis Collins says the agency has changed how it conducts controversial studies, but argues the work is necessary.
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US president defies hostile Congress and takes action on global warming.
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Study on decision-making stokes controversy over power of distracted mind.
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NASA mission raises hopes for improved projections of global freshwater availability.
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Swift appointment of a physicist as research minister seen as positive step by scientists.
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Timberlines in the region are shifting downslope, bucking trend seen on other mountain ranges.
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The spectacular reaction of alkali metals with water was poorly understood — despite being a staple of chemistry classes.
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Amid sanctions and a financial crisis, Dmitry Livanov discusses ongoing reforms to science funding.
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The Mongolian leader left a strong footprint in the Y chromosomes of modern descendants — but he was not the only one.
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Rosetta mission would have to sacrifice other science to search for comet lander.
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Three people found guilty of cruelty against animals bred for scientific research.
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Major report calls for cuts to infrastructure, including fledgling Ocean Observatories Initiative, to increase spending on science.
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Announcement by President Obama comes amidst growing interest in targeted therapies.
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The first thorough analyses of data from the European craft suggest that comet 67P originated in the distant reaches of the Solar System.
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The week in science: Ebola progress, the hottest year, and a Beagle comes home.
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Thought to make up the Universe’s missing matter, WIMPs are running out of places to hide.
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Engineered bacteria kept in check with a designer diet.
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By firing lasers into the sky, Claire Max has transformed the capabilities of current — and future — telescopes.
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