But politicians say that restoring a stand-alone science ministry is unlikely.
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The spiny mouse could one day aid studies of women's reproductive problems.
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The fast-moving field of gene-drive research provides an opportunity to rewrite the rules of the science, says Kevin Esvelt.
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Combining the best of analog and digital approaches could yield a full-scale multipurpose quantum computer.
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Jaw and teeth discovered in Indonesia are triumph for team that almost gave up hope.
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Gravitational-wave observatory passes technology test; gunman kills engineering professor in California; and Egypt’s bullied students and professors get international recognition.
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India’s capital city scrambles to tackle its epic pollution problems.
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US science academies advise caution in experimenting with gene drives.
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Welcome nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson.
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With drug companies’ policies hard to decipher, frustrated patients often resort to social-media campaigns and other public appeals.
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Researchers tease out different definitions of a crucial scientific term.
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Pieter Dorrestein uses mass spectrometry to eavesdrop on the molecular conversations between microbes and their world.
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Network of deep-water observatories streams data in real time.
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Defensive electrocution added to annals of electric fish behaviour.
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Molten rock accumulates in a magma chamber outside the North Island’s main volcanoes.
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Cutting tool could be used to study RNA's role in disease.
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Government can't say how many policy studies it paid for or published, report reveals.
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Man's best friend may have been domesticated twice — at different sites.
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Some admire project's ambition; others say that it hasn't justified its aims.
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