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Hibernating Squirrels and the Government Shutdown

1 hour ago   |   Scientific American

In my lab and many others, time-sensitive research is in peril
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Transgender Troops Will Face Obstacles After Supreme Court Order

2 hours ago   |   Time   |   2 articles

Hundreds of transgender troops may continue serving in the military, but will face obstacles unless they serve “in their biological sex” now that the Supreme Court has allowed...
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Genetic study reveals possible new routes to treating osteoarthritis

1 day ago   |   Science Daily

In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis to date, scientists have uncovered 52 new genetic changes linked to the disease, which doubles the number of genetic regions...
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Elvis impersonator lawmaker targets Indiana transgender students with ‘bathroom bill'

2 days ago   |   Think Progress

Rep. Bruce Borders , an Indiana state lawmaker known for his Elvis Presley impersonation has introduced a bill targeting transgender students for discrimination. House Bill...
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Trilobites: Watch These Stink Bugs Hatch in Unison

2 days ago   |   NY Times

In terrifying synchrony, baby stink bugs all but explode to life.
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Orca Calf Offers Hope for a Fading Group in the Pacific Northwest

4 days ago   |   NY Times

The newborn killer whale, called L124, looks healthy. But its family is still in danger of extinction.
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Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths - or Falling Into Old Traps?

5 days ago   |   NY Times

Geneticists have begun using old bones to make sweeping claims about the distant past. But their revisions to the human story are making some scholars of prehistory uneasy.
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‘Fair competition': US state proposes obliging transgender athletes to compete under biological sex

5 days ago   |   RT

State lawmakers in South Dakota, USA, have proposed a law banning transgender athletes from competing against rivals of opposite biological sex.
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Bitter Reality: Most Wild Coffee Species Risk Extinction Worldwide

5 days ago   |   Scientific American

Researchers surveyed the world's 124 coffee species and found more than half are threatened
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Brainstorm Health: Physician Burnout, OxyContin Marketing, 3D Printed Spine Scaffolding

5 days ago   |   Fortune

And happy hump day, readers. The men and women tasked with treating our maladies are biological beings, too. That reality is highlighted in a new Medscape survey on physician...
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Supreme Court reinstates Trump's ban on transgender military personnel

Supreme Court reinstates Trump's ban on transgender military personnel

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Pentagon to move ahead with a plan to limit transgender military service while lawsuits work their way through the courts. President... Read more ...

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear A Second Amendment Case For The First Time In 9...

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear A Second Amendment Case For The First Time In 9 Years

The appeal was filed by three New York residents and New York's National Rifle Association. Read more ...

A Deal In The LA Teachers Strike - Now, Union Members To Vote

A Deal In The LA Teachers Strike - Now, Union Members To Vote

Teachers remain on strike Tuesday, and the tentative deal won't become official until union members approve it. Read more ...

White House Moves Forward With State Of The Union Plans After Pelosi Urged Delay

White House Moves Forward With State Of The Union Plans After Pelosi Urged Delay

It's unclear whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will allow the president to address Congress amid the government shutdown. Trump was originally invited by the speaker to make... Read more ...

School officials: CovCath closed until police say to reopen, investigation...

School officials: CovCath closed until police say to reopen, investigation to begin this week

The Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School officials provided an updated statement Tuesday regarding the recent controversy surrounding videos showing... Read more ...

Oscar nominations 2019: Full list of nominees, surprises, snubs

Oscar nominations 2019: Full list of nominees, surprises, snubs

Hollywood's award season gold rush reaches full gallop Tuesday with the announcement of nominations for the 91st annual Academy Awards. Will dark horse “Bohemian Rhapsody”... Read more ...

Still without a host, Oscars nominations set to be announced Tuesday morning

Still without a host, Oscars nominations set to be announced Tuesday morning

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations to the 91st Oscars on Tuesday morning at 8:20 a.m. EST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly... Read more ...

Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape accusation

Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape accusation

Two police officials say U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint. Read more ...

Argentine soccer star Emiliano Sala aboard missing plane, authorities confirm

Argentine soccer star Emiliano Sala aboard missing plane, authorities confirm

It is feared Emiliano Sala, Cardiff City's record signing, was one of two people on board an aircraft that went missing en route to Wales. Read more ...

'Roma,' 'The Favourite' lead Oscar nomination with 10 nods

'Roma,' 'The Favourite' lead Oscar nomination with 10 nods

Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" have led all films with 10 nominations each heading to the 91st Academy Awards. Read more ...