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Underwater Pharmacy: Meet the scientists raiding the ocean medicine cabinet

Mud and sponges probably aren’t high on most divers’ bucket lists. But scientist and explorer Professor Brian Murphy, based at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has his sights set on sediments lurking at the bottom of lakes and slimy animals clinging to submerged shipwrecks. And for good reason. When he brought back a drop …

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To boost basic science in South Korea, look at values, not just budgets

When the Korean War ended in 1953, South Korea faced the dual challenge of rebuilding its devastated cities and modernizing its largely agrarian economy. He bet on becoming a fast and agile developer of already profitable technologies. Industrial infrastructure – including the construction of highways and light-water nuclear reactors producing cheap electricity – led to …

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Ready for a fun night out? These science events have you covered

The Science Near Me blog is a partnership between Discover magazine and ScienceNearMe.org. Move over, trivia. Here is a new idea for your next evening: A science café. So grab your friends and call the babysitter, because somewhere near you there’s an opportunity for fun and entertainment – adult drinks are optional. Fun with science …

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2023 Science, technology budget a mixed bag

Budget matters: 2023 budget for science and technology is mixed Illustration from iStock The Defense Department’s fiscal year 2023 budget proposal is a big win for research, development, test and evaluation — especially the science and technology portion of funding — according to senior officials. However, further analysis of demand and the impact of inflation …

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Hogle Zoo animal care staff member Jill Cox shows off a female giant Gambian rat in Salt Lake City.

Here’s Why Scientists Aren’t “Crazy Afraid” of Monkeypox

The monkeypox outbreak has captured the attention of an anxious public struggling to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and on high alert for the next virus that could turn our lives upside down. Fortunately, the professionals are much calmer about monkeypox than the armchair experts. “Over the past two years, everyone has become a virologist,” …

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Sheila Ochugboju

Sheila Ochugboju appointed Executive Director of

image: Sheila Ochugboju joins the Boyce Thompson Institute as the new executive director of the Science Alliance. see After Credit: Supplied Image/Sheila Ochugboju The Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) is pleased to welcome Sheila Ochugboju as the new Executive Director of the Alliance for Science (AfS), a global communications initiative dedicated to promoting access to scientific …

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The forgotten Aurora scandal that played a part in an international crisis

What does a failed multi-million project in the city of Aurora have to do with Iran’s hostage crisis? Despite being thousands of miles apart, there is a key connection between the two events that some might find a bit science fiction, but rest assured there is nothing fictional about what really happened at Aurora in …

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