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ANCIENT DOGS HAD COMPLEX GENETIC HISTORIES

Some dog population genetics show similarities to ours, such as in the ability to digest grains, but other lineages differ.

ERIC LANDER IS NOT THE IDEAL CHOICE FOR PRESIDENTIAL SCIENCE ADVISER

Despite a long list of supremely qualified people who could inspire a whole new generation of scientists, the glass ceiling in American...

 
 
 

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION APPOINTS ACTING NASA CHIEF

Associate administrator Steve Jurczyk, who has worked at the space agency since 1988, will serve as its interim leader during the presidential...

BIDEN AIMS FOR 100 MILLION COVID VACCINATIONS IN FIRST 100 DAYS

It will not be an easy task

 
 
 

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL GOES AND FLIES A KITE-FOR SCIENCE

After patenting the telephone, the famous inventor turned his attention to giant tetrahedral kites capable of lifting people into the...

ERIC LANDER IS NOT THE IDEAL CHOICE FOR PRESIDENTIAL SCIENCE ADVISOR

Despite a long list of supremely qualified people who could inspire a whole new generation of scientists, the glass ceiling in American...

 
 
 

MEET BIDEN'S SCIENCE TEAM

As the U.S. president announces his advisers and agency heads, Nature's guide tracks the appointees who matter most to science

COVID CAN CAUSE FORGETFULNESS, PSYCHOSIS, MANIA OR A STUTTER

The virus induces neurological symptoms that persist long after the pandemic ends

 
 
 

WHY DO WE ASSUME EXTRATERRESTRIALS MIGHT WANT TO VISIT US?

It presumes we're inherently fascinating, but that's not necessarily the case

BIDEN'S FIRST CLIMATE ACTIONS INCLUDE REJOINING PARIS AGREEMENT

He will also rescind a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and order a review of Trump administration environmental rollbacks

 
 
 

BLACK AMERICANS ARE GETTING COVID VACCINES AT LOWER RATES THAN WHITE AMERICANS

In 16 states that have released data by race, white residents are being vaccinated at much higher rates-in many cases two to three...

THE SECOND-GENERATION COVID VACCINES ARE COMING

Pfizer and Moderna may be the first past the post, but a slew of other candidates could address gaps in efficacy, production or distribution

 
 
 

THE EVOLUTIONARY ORIGINS OF FRIENDSHIP

The emergence of this crucial kind of relationship relied on the ability to recognize the unique benefits others have to offer

STORY OF MAMMOTH SURVIVAL IS IN THE SOIL

Ancient DNA preserved in soil may rewrite what we thought about the Ice Age

 
 
 

WE NEED STEM MENTORS WHO CAN REDUCE BIAS AND FIGHT STEREOTYPES

Scientific mentorship needs reform to become more equitable and accountable

VACCINES NEED NOT COMPLETELY STOP COVID TRANSMISSION TO CURB THE PANDEMIC

Lessons from other viruses show that even if vaccines don't completely stop disease spread, they can still successfully contain it

 
 
 

HOW ELVIS GOT AMERICANS TO ACCEPT THE POLIO VACCINE

Campaigns to change behavior thrive on three factors: social influence, social norms and vivid examples

HOW THE SUBURBS COULD HELP SAVE BIODIVERSITY

The first step is to redefine our concept of what a garden should be

 
 
 

BIDEN NAMES TOP GENETICIST ERIC LANDER AS SCIENCE ADVISER

U.S. president-elect also elevates the position to the cabinet for the first time

MYSTERIOUS HEAT SPIKES INSIDE CELLS ARE PROBED WITH TINY DIAMONDS

A new type of sensor may help solve a puzzling cellular phenomenon

 
 
 



7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to...

7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to determine whether their electoral college objections contributed to the Capitol siege

Summary List Placement Seven Democratic senators have called for an ethics probe into Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz over their objections to the Electoral College... Read more ...

Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Transportation

Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Transportation

During a Thursday hearing, Pete Buttigieg suggested that the Department of Transportation could help in rebuilding the economy. Read more ...

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

The Biden administration has suspended new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on U.S. land and water for 60 days. Read more ...

COVID-19 timeline: It's been one year since the first announced case in the...

COVID-19 timeline: It's been one year since the first announced case in the United States

It's been one year since COVID-19 was first detected in the United States. Here's a list of several key dates and events relating to the pandemic since then. Read more ...

Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19, cancels shows

Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19, cancels shows

Dave Chappelle has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus - causing the comedian, for a second time, to nix scheduled shows because of the bug. Chappelle has not yet... Read more ...

Randy Parton, the country singer and Dolly Parton's younger brother, has...

Randy Parton, the country singer and Dolly Parton's younger brother, has died after a battle with cancer

Country music singer Randy Parton, brother to Dolly Parton, has died after a battle with cancer. Read more ...

McConnell seeks two-week delay for impeachment trial so Trump can form legal...

McConnell seeks two-week delay for impeachment trial so Trump can form legal team

WASHINGTON - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday proposed delaying Donald Trump's impeachment trial until mid-February, giving the former president's legal... Read more ...

Who is Nick Sirianni? Meet the Eagles' new head coach, an ideal replacement...

Who is Nick Sirianni? Meet the Eagles' new head coach, an ideal replacement for Doug Pederson

The former Colts offensive coordinator may not have seemed like an obvious hire, but there are many reasons to think he's an ideal hire fit to replace Doug Pederson in... Read more ...

AP source: Cavaliers trading Porter to Rockets for pick

AP source: Cavaliers trading Porter to Rockets for pick

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Cavaliers are finalizing a trade to send troubled forward Kevin Porter Jr. to the Houston Rockets for a future draft pick, a person familiar with the... Read more ...

Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education'

Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education'

President Joe Biden has revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians rejected as political propaganda. Read more ...