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  • Birds and mammals aren't the only vertebrate animals with warm hearts, it seems. There's also the opah, a deep-water fish that uses heat from its muscles to keep its heart — and the rest of its body — warmer than surrounding waters. The opah uses an ingeniously stacked network of blood vessels at...
  • The AAAS Senior Scientists & Engineers STEM Volunteer Program, which placed 165 role models in eight Metro-D.C. school districts in 2014-15, recently celebrated 10 years of support for K-12 science-literacy. The program , spearheaded by retired Jet Propulsion Laboratory chemist Donald Rea,...
  • New Capitol Hill and White House initiatives could bolster the budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), streamline drug approvals, and hasten the day when techniques of precision medicine are used more widely to treat cancer and other diseases, an expert panel said at the 40 th annual...
  • The Secret Science Reform Act of 2015 (S. 544) would keep the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from using the best possible science to guide its decision-making, according to a letter from AAAS to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. As written, the bill would prevent the EPA...
  • Facebook users are exposed to more content that challenges their political beliefs than previously suspected, according to the new Science study. | Marcus Quigmire / CC BY-SA 2.0 Individuals are their own chief censors when it comes to the kind of political news they see on the social media site,...