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Amid one pandemic, students train for the next

Researchers have banded together to find safe, virtual ways to teach the principles of microbiology and epidemiology.
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As the Arctic melts, scientists say a regime shift is taking place

The Arctic is changing faster than any environment on Earth. The old, established order is being swept away, leaving scientists to ask: What's coming in its place?
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A late burst of climate denial extends the era of Trump disinformation

A Trump administration official, claiming the imprimatur of the White House, has posted a series of papers questioning the established science of climate change.
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It spied on Soviet atomic bombs. Now it's solving ecological mysteries

Imagery from the Cold War’s Corona satellites is helping scientists fill in how we have changed our planet in the past half century.
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Inside the C.I.A., she became a spy for planet Earth

Linda Zall is disclosing how she toiled anonymously within the intelligence agency to help scientists intensify their studies of a changing planet.
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A plan made to shield Big Tobacco from facts is now EPA policy

The E.P.A. has finalized a so-called transparency plan that it says will improve the credibility of science. Scientists say it is designed to stop new public health protections by limiting what research the agency can consider.
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How Trump tried, but largely failed, to derail America's top climate report

The White House repeatedly attempted to thwart the country’s premier climate science document, one meant to steer policy for years. Scientists got in the way.
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U.S. diet guidelines sidestep scientific advice to cut sugar and alcohol

The government’s new nutritional recommendations arrive amid a pandemic that has taken a huge toll on American health.
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The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapses

Astronomers and residents of Puerto Rico mourned as an eye on the cosmos shuttered unexpectedly on Tuesday morning.
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Surviving weed-out classes in science may be a state of mind

Social ties to classmates and how students feel could be more important than innate ability when it comes to enduring early STEM courses.
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Scientific journals commit to diversity, but lack the data

Several prominent publishers said they did not track the race and ethnicity of the researchers contributing to their platforms.
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How the F.D.A. stood up to the president

After months of caving to pressures from the White House, Commissioner Stephen Hahn and a band of agency scientists have eked out a few victories.
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Justice

Arctic expedition's dress code raises concerns about sexism in science

The scientific institute leading the trip denied that its policy had been applied to a specific sex, saying, “Women and men participate in our polar expeditions as equals.”
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Black microbiologists push for visibility amid a pandemic

"Black in Microbiology, Black in Neuro and all the others are pivotal for visibility to younger generations of scientists and to people who have said or thought that this talent pool just does not exist."

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These everyday chemicals may be hurting pregnant women and their babies

PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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