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State of the World's Science 2016

State of the World's Science 2016
Policy & Ethics

Governmental manipulation of news; scientists who won't speak about their work; and research the public never sees

September 21, 2016

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Videos

Flavor of the Ray – Snagging the Mysterious Neutrino

It takes a lot to stop an unstoppable subatomic particle. Art McDonald, co-recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, describes how he detected elusive neutrinos that were born in the center of the sun and change characteristics during their journeys. This Nature Video was produced with support from Mars, Incorporated. All Nature Video content is editorially independent of sponsors, unless explicitly labelled as promotional content. It is reproduced here by permission.  

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Podcasts

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They Do What?!: The Wide Wild World of Animal Sex

Science Talk - September 26, 2016 - By Carin Bondar and Steve Mirsky28:05

Clever Ants Have Backup Navigation Systems

60-Second Science - September 22, 2016 - By Jason G. Goldman02:44

Ancient Biblical Scroll Gets Read While Wrapped

60-Second Science - September 21, 2016 02:46

Birch Trees Droop at Night with No Rays in Sight

60-Second Science - September 20, 2016 - By Erika Beras01:48

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