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  1. GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists
    There's a push in Congress to rewrite how science gets used in regulation — and that has researchers worried. The industry-backed bill would let business nitpick raw data and ignore valid results.
  2. Elephant Seals Can Recognize Rhythm And Pitch
    A new study reveals that elephant seals memorize the rhythm and pitch of individual voices. That means that the massive sea mammals know who's who, just by the sound of their voice.
  3. Researchers Examine When People Are More Susceptible To Fake News
    Whether people consume news in a social setting or alone can affect how likely they are to fact-check. Research suggests people let their guard down when they're in groups and become less skeptical.
  4. Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?
    According to research, between 10 and 40% of kids who intend to go to college at high school graduation don't show up in the fall. This phenomenon, known as "summer melt," has puzzled universities.
  5. More Than Bread: Sourdough As a Window Into The Microbiome
    Home bakers in the U.S., Europe and some other countries have volunteered their sourdough starters to a team of American scientists who want to unravel the microbial secrets of sourdough.
  6. Stress And Poverty May Explain High Rates Of Dementia In African-Americans
    New research finds that African-Americans who grow up in harsh environments and have many stressful experiences are much more likely to develop Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia.
  7. There's An Amazing New Drug For Multiple Sclerosis. Should I Try It?
    The innovative drug Ocrevus looks as if it could be a game-changer for people with MS. But it's very, very expensive. And as with any new medication, the long-term safety risks are unknown.
  8. Beam Me Up, Scotty ... Sort Of. Chinese Scientists 'Teleport' Photon To Space
    Chinese scientists have announced they pulled off a successful teleportation of a photon from Earth to space. But what does that really mean?
  9. No Offense, American Bees, But Your Sperm Isn't Cutting It
    U.S. bees are in trouble, and one of the major threats is a deadly parasite called varroa mite. So researchers are importing sperm from European bees resistant to mites to toughen up America's stock.
  10. 'Living Drug' That Fights Cancer By Harnessing Immune System Clears Key Hurdle
    An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration recommends the agency, for the first time, approve a new kind of treatment that uses genetically modified immune cells to attack cancer cells.
  11. More People Are Making Mistakes With Medicines At Home
    A study analyzing data from poison control centers finds that the rate of serious medication errors outside health care settings doubled between 2000 and 2012.
  12. Women With High-Risk Pregnancies Are More Likely To Develop Heart Disease
    Women who develop diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy, or whose babies are born prematurely, often are unaware of their own increased risk of heart disease later. So are their doctors.
  13. Top Performers Risk Being Undermined By Peers, Studies Show
    Studies highlighted in Scientific American indicate a propensity for less-well-performing employees to take aim at the efforts of their star coworkers.
  14. Scientists Are Not So Hot At Predicting Which Cancer Studies Will Succeed
    A scientist tested his peers' ability to pick which cancer experiments would pan out. They failed more often than not, which doesn't say much for intuition or efficiency in the scientific process.
  15. Research Shows Birth Order Really Does Matter
    Compared to older siblings, second-born boys are more likely to go to prison, get suspended in school and enter juvenile delinquency. Why? Parents of first-borns are more invested in their upbringing.
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