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Roni Dengler is a 2017 AAAS mass media science & engineering fellow. She recently earned a doctorate in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Colorado Boulder. Beyond the lab bench, she acted as editor-in-chief for a graduate student-run blog Science Buffs and co-organized several science and science communication symposiums, including the upcoming ComSciCon Rocky Mountain West.
Giant larvaceans -- bizarre and beautiful zooplankton -- can transport ocean plastic and may introduce it into the food chain.
European scientists develop a chewing gum for spotting oral infections with peri-implant disease.
The White House had a difficult time last week defending some of the president’s statements. The issue: reconciling what he said happened with what actually happened. The Boy Scouts of America pushed back Wednesday on a claim from the…
Heat waves are burning up the West Coast. Here’s why things are so toasty right now.
An international team has tipped the debate on the origins of the solar system with the discovery of one of the oldest known asteroid families.
The absence of a water treatment -- called orthophosphate -- was a major contributor to lead contamination in Flint, University of Michigan chemists confirmed.
Easy access to prescriptions through friends and family facilitates more than half of the opioid misuse in the U.S., according to a survey of more than 50,000 adults.
For years, scientists thought our moon was a dry expanse. But, new evidence suggests the lunar mantle is wet on a global scale.
The plastic debris housed in landfills and natural environments — currently 4.9 billion metric tons — will more than double by 2050, scientists reported Wednesday in Science Advances.
Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have built energy-recycling stairs that store a user’s energy during descent and return energy to the user during ascent.
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