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Why I’m quitting GMO research
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Why I’m quitting GMO research

A few weeks ago, like thousands of other scientists around the globe have done before, I stood up in front of a public audience and "defended" my PhD thesis to a jury of senior scientists.  The PhD defense is probably the single-most significant milestone in a career in science. It’s part examination and part ritual …

Research has found a gender gap in how doctors recommend the HPV vaccine
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Research has found a gender gap in how doctors recommend the HPV vaccine

A new study revealed that the gender gap in who is vaccinated against a common sexually transmitted infection might be related to health care providers treating their patients differently based upon their sex. Parents are more likely to vaccinate their daughters against human papillomavirus than their sons, and the disparity might stem from what their health care providers…

Research hints at tipping point in the Atlantic’s currents
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Research hints at tipping point in the Atlantic’s currents

Enlarge / Preparing to monitor conditions in the Imringer Sea. All of the world's oceans have a similar pattern of currents. Surface waters warm near the equator, then flow toward the poles, where they cool and sink. The cold, dense bottom water makes its way back to restart the cycle. This pattern has particular significance…

What is a Millennial? Pew Research Center sets birth year guidelines for how to identify generations
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What is a Millennial? Pew Research Center sets birth year guidelines for how to identify generations

It’s a favorite parlor game of people of a certain age: Find the young people and ask them, “Are you a millennial?” It’s not always an easy question to answer—not insignificantly because older folks have loaded the term with so many negative stereotypes: Millenials are coddled; millennials are entitled, millennials are snowflakes. (All of that's generation-war…

New research reveals changes made to Picasso masterpiece
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New research reveals changes made to Picasso masterpiece

By Jack Morse2018-02-18 20:56:46 UTC There are many layers to great art — sometimes literally.  We are reminded of this fact by researchers at the Art Institute of Chicago's Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts, who have revealed hidden details lurking beneath the Pablo Picasso masterpiece "La miséreuse accroupie."  While the presence of another…