A proof-of-concept study got transgenic tobacco plants to make a useful enzyme in their chloroplasts, not nuclei, minimizing chances for transfer to other organisms.
A Rhode Island program to prevent ex-inmate relapses and deaths is working
Starting in 2017, an artificial intelligence monitoring system at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa has been helping to protect rhinos and their caretakers.
Humanity first went to the moon to make a point. Now it’s time to overcome rivalries and pitch in together
The address also included inaccurate claims on the state of U.S. air quality
Upholding the lower court’s ruling would affect 20 million people who get medical coverage under the law and could upend the health care system
Donald Trump wants U.S. astronauts back on the Moon. But his ambitious plan faces formidable political, financial and technical challenges
The dire predictions of a recent USGS study on sea level rise were removed from the agency’s release
Do not make the U.S.’s lunar return an international clash
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Fixing a problem first requires recognizing that it exists
Geneticist Natalie Telis noticed few women asking questions at scientific conferences. So she publicized the problem and set about to make a change. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Despite progress, many physical scientists from sexual and gender minorities experience exclusion or harassment at work, finds UK survey
Climate change once again received relatively little attention on the debate stage
Senator Elizabeth Warren and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio were the only candidates in the first night in favor of eliminating private insurance
The brief mentions were not enough to satisfy environmentalists pushing for a climate-focused debate
A new race could be heating up to claim valuable moon terrain amid uncertain laws
The rule will have little impact on emissions and provides only modest cuts to other harmful pollutants
A new rule for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allows states to set their own limits on carbon-emission levels