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Energy Secretary Talks Climate Challenge

Energy Secretary Talks Climate Challenge

A brief portion of the December 9 conversation during the climate talks in France between Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Scientific American ’s David Biello  ...

December 14, 2015 — David Biello and Steve Mirsky

Personalized Medicine: A Faustian Bargain?

Therapies tailored to an individual's particular genetic makeup could be highly effective—but they could also be too expensive for many of those whose DNA donations go into creating the treatments...

December 10, 2015 — Eleonore Pauwels and Jim Dratwa
90-Nation Coalition Aims for Ambitious Climate Change Deal

90-Nation Coalition Aims for Ambitious Climate Change Deal

Among its goals, the coalition of countries, including the U.S., wants an agreement that the world must aim as soon as possible to hold global warming to 1.5-degree Celsius and work toward a long-term low-carbon future  ...

December 10, 2015 — David Biello

The Truth about Fetal Tissue Research

The use of aborted fetal tissue has sparked controversy in the U.S., but many scientists say it is essential for studies of HIV, development and more

December 9, 2015 — Meredith Wadman and Nature magazine
New African Highways Have a High Environmental Price

New African Highways Have a High Environmental Price

An analysis determines that many road-building projects in Africa would bring only modest benefits to people, while devastating the environment. Christopher Intagliata reports

December 9, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata
Protect the Right Places for Biodiversity

Protect the Right Places for Biodiversity

Scientists can provide the info to make sure that the correct areas are chosen for protection to help ensure the continued robustness of a region's biodiversity  

December 8, 2015 — Steve Mirsky
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