Science Summaries and Reviews

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A war on “prediabetes” has created millions of new patients and a tempting opportunity for pharma. But how real is the condition?

Charles Piller

Science, 2019

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Metrics can inform investors wary of “green washing”

C. J. Vörösmarty et al.

Science, 2018

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Patients thrill to reports of a promising antisense drug against Huntington disease, but no one is sure yet whether it works

Meredith Wadman and John Lehmann

Science, 2018

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Misinformation results from many interacting processes

Derek Ruths

Science, 2019

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Population policies offer options to lessen climate risks

John Bongaarts and Brian C. O'Neill

Science, 2018

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A Homespun Telescope in Western Canada Could Solve the Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts by Detecting Dozens Each Day

Daniel Clery

Science, 2019

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Physicists in China and elsewhere are vying to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space

Edwin Cartlidge

Science, 2018

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The police can access your online family-tree research – and use it to investigate your relatives.

Natalie Ram et al.

Science, 2018

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Vast bioenergy plantations could suck up carbon and stave off climate change. They would also radically reshape the planet.

Julia Rosen

Science, 2018

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An ethical framework will help to harness the potential of AI while keeping humans in control

Mariarosaria Taddeo and Luciano Floridi

Science, 2018

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Air quality improvements affect regional climate in complex ways

Bjørn Hallvard Samset

Science, 2018

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Data alone aren’t the solution, but they bring people together

S. L. Brantley et al.

Science, 2018

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Twelve years after Hurricane Katrina, social scientists seek lessons from its survivors

Kelly Servick

Science, 2018

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Steve Mao et al.

Science, 2018

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Twists and turns in science and policy are not necessarily products of malevolence

David Merritt Johns and Gerald M. Oppenheimer

Science, 2018

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Can private sector involvement in a global agreement help to conserve global biodiversity?

Edward B. Barbier et al.

Science, 2018

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The country’s massive investments in artificial intelligence are disrupting the industry – and strengthening control of the populace.

Christina Larson

Science, 2018

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Nation hopes reforms will yield more and better drugs

Dennis Normile

Science, 2017

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Randomizing news stories reveals broad public impact

Matthew Gentzkow

Science, 2017

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A scientist and a surfer team up to convert a landlocked lake into The Endless Summer dream

Jon Cohen

Science, 2017

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Drugs used for the treatment of asthma might prevent Parkinson’s disease

Evan Y. Snyder

Science, 2017

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Consortium hopes to make all German-authored papers open access by paying annual fee

Gretchen Vogel and Kai Kupferschmidt

Science, 2017

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Powerful magnetic pulses that modify brain activity may loosen the drug’s grip.

Meredith Wadman

Science, 2017

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Some say artificial intelligence needs to learn like a child.

Matthew Hutson

Science, 2018

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Origins of mutations in single cells during human brain development and aging are revealed

Je H. Lee

Science, 2018

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Monumentally complex models are gaming out disaster scenarios with millions of simulated people.

M. Mitchell Waldrop

Science, 2018

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Clearing neuronal networks from transient memory engrams during sleep consolidates memories.

Andreas Draguhn

Science, 2018

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Vaclav Smil looks to history for the future of energy. What he sees is sobering.

Paul Voosen

Science, 2018

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Genetic associations show how parenting matters for children’s education

Philipp D. Koellinger and K. Paige Harden

Science, 2018

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For decades, two psychologists have kept watch over 1,000 New Zealanders, teasing out factors that shape a life’s course.

Douglas Starr

Science, 2018

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Overgrowth of mutant blood cells is common in older people – and a risk factor for serious disease

Mitch Leslie

Science, 2017

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New research in mice elucidates neural mechanisms underlying social interactions

Stephanie D. Preston

Science, 2017

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By vindicating theory, antibody result points to new approaches to protecting the heart

Jennifer Couzin-Frankel

Science, 2017

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A protein marker predicts health crises – but can it cause them?

Stephen S. Hall

Science, 2018

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Despite rapid tests, health workers undertreat malaria – and overuse antibiotics – a big new study shows

Leslie Roberts

Science, 2017

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Expanded Viral Discovery can Improve Mitigation

Dennis Carroll et al.

Science, 2018

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Polar bears have high energy requirements that rise further as a result of climate change

John P. Whiteman

Science, 2018

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Amid probe of many brain disorders, ENIGMA finds common structural changes in diverse kinds of epilepsy

Giorgia Guglielmi

Science, 2018

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Wheat sensitivity isn’t imaginary, most researchers now agree. But what’s really behind it?

Kelly Servick

Science, 2018

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Profound change is coming, but roles for humans remain.

Erik Brynjolfsson and Tom Mitchell

Science, 2017

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The Lasting Legacy of Frankenstein

Henk van den Belt et al.

Science, 2018

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Han Clevers pioneered lab-built mini-organs that can serve as models of disease

Gunjan Sinha

Science, 2017

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Encouraged by an FDA approval, companies design cancer drugs to work in any solid tumor

Ken Garber

Science, 2017

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Miniature antibodies discovered in sharks and camels are a boon for research and perhaps medicine.

Mitch Leslie

Science, 2018

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Researchers are studying why many consumers are apprehensive about autonomous vehicles, and how to put them at ease.

Matthew Hutson

Science, 2017

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We can’t even agree on what autonomous vehicles are, much less how they will affect our lives.

Jeffrey Mervis

Science, 2017

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Consider user fees and regulatory caps on veterinary use

Thomas P. Van Boeckel et al.

Science, 2017

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Addressing fake news requires a multidisciplinary effort

David M. J. Lazer et al.

Science, 2018

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Lung immunity is calibrated to protect from inhaled pathogens and avoid inflammation

Darin L. Wiesner and Bruce S. Klein

Science, 2017

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Emissions will keep declining, but likely not enough for the United States to meet 2025 goal

Warren Cornwall

Science, 2017

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Barack Obama

Science, 2017

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David Malakoff and Jeffrey Mervis

Science, 2016

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