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Trump team puts controversial 'red team' challenge to climate science 'on hold' - Science Magazine

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Trump team puts controversial 'red team' challenge to climate science 'on hold'
Science Magazine
The effort by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publicly debate mainstream climate science is on ice. The idea of a "red team, blue team" debate to critique climate science — championed by EPA boss Scott Pruitt — has created divisions ...
Trump admin puts EPA climate science debate plan 'on hold'The Hill

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The LSST and big data science - Astronomy Magazine

Astronomy Magazine

The LSST and big data science
Astronomy Magazine
Data complied into scheduled science releases will get considerable reprocessing to ensure that all contents are consistent, that false detections are filtered and that faint signal sources are confirmed. Reprocessing will also classify objects using ...


Amazing Summer Research Programs for Science Undergrads - Scientific American (blog)

Scientific American (blog)

Amazing Summer Research Programs for Science Undergrads
Scientific American (blog)
College students are taking their finals this week and feverishly checking the online course pages for their final grades to post. They are packing their bags to head home for the holiday break. As a newish faculty member, I know how it feels to be ...


NIH tweaks plan to award more grants to younger researchers - Science Magazine

Science Magazine

NIH tweaks plan to award more grants to younger researchers
Science Magazine
U.S. biomedical research leaders are pulling back from a plan to fund 400 additional grants each year from a narrowly defined set of young and midcareer researchers. The agency is tweaking the plan after hearing concerns that the policy was too ...


Why Your Christmas Lights Always Get Tangled, According to Science - Mental Floss

Mental Floss

Why Your Christmas Lights Always Get Tangled, According to Science
Mental Floss
A Christmas tree isn't a Christmas tree without those pretty colored lights, right? OK, no problem. You stored them in a box marked "Xmas lights" 11 months ago. You know where the box is. Now you just have to open the box, grab the lights, and—. That ...


What science says about why we get déjà vu - Business Insider

Business Insider

What science says about why we get déjà vu
Business Insider
It's the sense of familiarity that feels misplaced because you know you haven't experienced the same thing before. Psychologists and neuroscientists have come up with several different theories over the years for why we experience the strange sensation ...

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No, Scientists Haven't Found a 512-Year-Old Greenland Shark - Live Science

Live Science

No, Scientists Haven't Found a 512-Year-Old Greenland Shark
Live Science
The creature in question — a Greenland shark — does, in fact, live to be several centuries old, according to a study that was published in August 2016 in the journal Science, and which was referenced in the news coverage. But the researchers ...
Calm down, scientists didn't discover a 512-year-old shark. (It's probably like 400, tops.)Washington Post

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NASA planning to purchase Earth science data from commercial smallsat systems - SpaceNews

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NASA planning to purchase Earth science data from commercial smallsat systems
SpaceNews
“We would like to work with you to purchase those data products in a pilot to then evaluate their worth in advancing our NASA programs,” he said. “This is an attempt to develop a relationship, with money coming from us to you and data coming from you ...


This Apollo Rocket Stage was Smashed for Science - Discover Magazine (blog)

Discover Magazine (blog)

This Apollo Rocket Stage was Smashed for Science
Discover Magazine (blog)
Within 10 minutes of a Saturn V launch, the first two stages had fallen away as the spacecraft settled into Earth orbit. Within another 10 minutes, both stages had crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. They weren't recovered for reuse; their jobs were done ...

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Sudan seeks a science revival - Science Magazine

Sudan seeks a science revival
Science Magazine
In October, the U.S. government lifted economic sanctions on Sudan. Applied in the 1990s, the sanctions did not explicitly target science. But by prohibiting bank transfers to the African nation and placing stringent controls on exports of materials ...


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