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[Errata] Erratum for the Report Large wind ripples on Mars: A record of atmospheric evolution by M. G. A. Lapotre, R. C. Ewing, M. P. Lamb, W. W. Fisc Read full story for latest details.
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[Errata] Erratum for the Report Self-organization of river channels as a critical filter on climate signals by C. B. Phillips and D. J. Jerolmack Read full story for latest details.
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[Review] Intracellular innate immune surveillance devices in plants and animals Multicellular eukaryotes coevolve with microbial pathogens, which exert strong selective pressure on the immune systems of their hosts. Plants and animals use intracellular proteins of the nucleotide-binding domain, leucine-rich repeat (NLR) superfamily t
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[Editorial] A comprehensive nuclear test ban A permanent end to nuclear explosive testing, combined with sustained reliable deterrence, is in the national security interest of the United States and its allies and friends. The next U.S. Administration and the Congress should revisit the Comprehensive
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[In Depth] Congress votes on sweeping biomedical bill Congress this week began voting on a sweeping biomedical innovation bill that includes nearly $5 billion in dedicated funding for a trio of major research initiatives at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The bill also includes measures to speed the
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[In Depth] Hubble uses galactic lens to study universe's first stars In a just-completed observing program, astronomers fitted the Hubble Space Telescope with the cosmic equivalent of a telephoto lens. Their goal was to scour the oldest and most distant reaches of the cosmos for the small, dim galaxies that probably held m
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[In Depth] One year later, Zika scientists prepare for a long war The World Health Organization recently announced that the Zika epidemic is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, a designation reserved for acute threats that Zika received in February. But the decision only means that Zika has evo
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[In Depth] Energy pulses reveal possible new state of memory Memory researchers have shone light into a cognitive limbo. A new memorythe name of someone you've just met, for exampleis held for seconds in so-called working memory, as your brain's neurons continue to fire. If the person is important to you, the name
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[Feature] Bringing legends to life Using ancient DNA techniques, geneticist Li Hui of Fudan University in Shanghai, China, hopes to demonstrate that some cherished Chinese myths are grounded in reality. His current passion is an exploration of the Three Sovereigns. Chinese credit the legen
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[Policy Forum] Reforming the U.S. coal leasing program About 40% of all coal mined in the United States is extracted from lands owned by the federal government, under leases managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). Burning that coal accounts for 13% of U.S. energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emi
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