- Tassie devils hold clue to how cancer conceals itself by Paul Biegler for Cosmos magazine.
The aggressive facial cancer responsible for the decimation of the Tasmanian devil population provides clues as to how human cancers hide themselves.
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- Why don’t whales have saliva? by Stephen Fleischfresser for Cosmos magazine.
- Keeping wild meat on the table by Barbara Fraser for CIFOR Forest News.
- Salty about coastal walls by Mary Grace Lemon for Envirobites.
- Hunting for a cure: Huntington’s Disease (Part two) by Madeeha Hoque for Seeking Science.
- Step away from the immunosuppressant drugs — antibodies are on the case! by Sukalp Muzumdar for Massive Science.
- Dank Vapes, TKO and other THC vaping brands are linked to illnesses, C.D.C. says by Denise Grady for the New York Times.
- U.S. alerts travelers to Tanzania about possible unreported Ebola by Helen Branswell for STAT news.
- Which artificial sweetener is the safest? by Sean Lim at The Skeptical Chemist.
- How collaboration unlocks learning and lessens student isolation by Mindshift at KQED News.
- Curious kids: Why do old people hate new music? by Frank T. McAndrew for The Conversation UK.
- Positive reinforcement using operant conditioning by Maze Engineers.
- Behavioral outcomes in rodents from CRISPR gene-editing by Ana Zdravic at Maze Engineers
- We can talk about climate change with stories of kindness, fairytales, and hope by Maryam Zaringhalam for Massive Science.
- Don’t axe forests – make them edible by Jagannath Adhikari for Cosmos magazine.
- New studies warn of cataclysmic solar superstorms by Jonathan O'Callaghan for Scientific American.
- Was dark matter really created before the Big Bang? by Ethan Siegel at Starts With A Bang.
- Space-tolerant Micronauts by Alise Muok and Ariane Briegel at Small Things Considered.
- TESS spots its first tidal disruption event by Sci-News.com.
- A strange new type of crystal is made of fluid tied into knots by Leah Crane for New Scientist.
- Quantum computer bests all conventional computers in first claim of ‘supremacy’ by Adrian Cho for Science magazine.
- Photograph this by Matthew Partridge at ErrantScience.
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