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  1. Scientists, Feeling Under Siege, March Against Trump Policies
    Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest.
  2. Pictures From the March for Science
    Visual highlights from the demonstrations in Washington and around the world.
  3. Out There: Cassini’s Grand Finale: A Dive Between Saturn and Its Rings
    The spacecraft is set to venture into the gap between Saturn and its innermost ring 22 times until Sept. 15, then crash into the planet.
  4. Trilobites: What Moves Gravel-Size Gypsum Crystals Around the Desert?
    The large crystals, and perhaps life forms within, may be scattered around by a whirlwind that a geologist calls a gravel devil.
  5. ScienceTake: No Oxygen? The Naked Mole Rat Might Not Care
    Naked mole rats flip a metabolic switch to last for hours in oxygen levels that would kill other mammals. They can last 18 minutes with zero oxygen.
  6. Matter: Why Are Some Mice (and People) Monogamous? A Study Points to Genes
    A groundbreaking study has found that genetic variations in mice are linked to parental care and monogamy, the first time such a link has been found in mammals.
  7. The March for Science: Why Some Are Going, and Some Will Sit Out
    In remarks submitted to The Times, some said the president’s posture toward science demanded a response, but others worried about the politicization of science.
  8. A New Exoplanet May Be Most Promising Yet in Search for Life
    The planet, about 40 light years from Earth, is close enough that astronomers hope they will someday be able to probe its atmosphere for signs of water or other evidence of suitability for life.
  9. ‘I Dreamed of Africa’ Author and Conservationist Is Shot in Kenya
    Kuki Gallmann was wounded in an attack that may be part of a wider problem in which farmers have been terrorized by herders who want more land to graze their animals.
  10. DNA Tests, and Sometimes Surprising Results
    Think you know your racial background? A communications studies project involving ancestry DNA testing has led to interesting conversations on identity.
  11. Meet Three Scientists Ready to March
    Shadow three scientists as they work with wolves and butterflies, DNA and tide pools before they attend one of the March for Science demonstrations around the country.
  12. The Planet Can’t Stand This Presidency
    Trump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never recover.
  13. Op-Ed Contributor: A Lesson From the Henrietta Lacks Story: Science Needs Your Cells
    Finding new ways to cure cancer trumps privacy concerns.
  14. Robert Sadoff, Psychiatrist Who Assessed Murder Defendants, Dies at 81
    A founder of modern forensic psychiatry, Dr. Sadoff once estimated that he had evaluated as many as 10,000 defendants in criminal cases.
  15. Q. and A.: Big Birder: Noah Strycker on Where to Spot Rare Species
    The renowned birder recommends Ecuador and Uganda, as well as Cape May in New Jersey. His favorite place is the Malheur refuge in Oregon.
  16. The Climate Issue: Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse
    Climate change is altering the environment in ways that increase the potential for viruses like Zika.
  17. Asteroid Misses Earth Narrowly, by Cosmic Standards
    The asteroid, 2014 JO25, which is approximately 2,000 feet end-to-end, was about 1.1 million miles away when it passed by on Wednesday morning.
  18. Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters
    A new study found that a major ocean current is carrying plastic from the North Atlantic to the Greenland and Barents seas, and leaving it there.
  19. Trilobites: Broke a Glass? Someday You Might 3-D-Print a New One
    Researchers think 3-D printing may make it cheaper and easier to create glass objects, from skyscraper facades to tiny devices used in research.
  20. The Climate Issue: How a Warming Planet Drives Human Migration
    Climate displacement is becoming one of the world’s most powerful — and destabilizing — geopolitical forces.

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