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Broad Swath of R&D Groups Press Congress to Reject Fiscal 2018 Budget Plan


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Broad Swath of R&D Groups Press Congress to Reject Fiscal 2018 Budget Plan

Nearly 150 scientific, engineering, medical organizations and academic institutions urged Congress on Wednesday to protect the nation’s research and development enterprise that has long powered American prosperity and reject steep spending cuts the White House proposed in its fiscal 2018 budget proposal.


By AAAS, USA.


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Want to Avoid Predators? Head to the Poles


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Want to Avoid Predators? Head to the Poles

The likelihood that a caterpillar will fall prey to another animal increases substantially the closer the caterpillar is to the equator, as well as at lower elevations, according to a new study in the May 19 issue of Science. In an experiment that deployed 2,879 artificial caterpillars across a span of latitudes, the researchers found that for every 1° of latitude away from the equator, the daily odds of a caterpillar being attacked decreased by 2.7%. Predation rates also decreased with increasing elevation, where every additional 100 meters of elevation decreased the odds of predation by 6.6%.


By AAAS, USA.


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Trading Microscopes for Microphones: Science Comedy is no Laughing Matter


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Trading Microscopes for Microphones: Science Comedy is no Laughing Matter

“A scientist walks into a comedy club,” could easily be the set up for a joke. Yet, several researchers have recently started stepping out from behind their laboratory benches and into the spotlights at open mic nights. These new comedic species are not only making their audiences laugh with smart humor, but they are also experimenting with new ways for scientists to interact with the broader public.


By AAAS, USA.


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