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  • A cheetah walking in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa/Botswana. The cat uses much of its daily energy budget searching for prey. | Michael G.L. Mills Mid-sized carnivores like cheetahs and pumas spend more energy searching for prey than chasing it, according to two new studies of the...
  • The new neuroprosthetic system allowed mice with spinal cord injuries to walk further without leg fatigue. | Science Translational Medicine /AAAS Researchers have fine-tuned a neuroprosthetic technology that electrically stimulates the spinal cord in rats, and may one day help paralyzed patients...
  • This skeletal reconstruction of Spinosaurus shows bones from the Egyptian discoveries by Stromer (orange), the new Moroccan finds (red and yellow), and bones modeled after other spinosaurid species (green and blue). | Tyler Keillor, Lauren Conroy, and Erin Fitzgerald/ Science /AAAS Spinosaurus...
  • STEM educator Greg Crowther | David Aarons The University of Washington’s Biology 220 course serves hundreds of students in a massive lecture-hall setting, but a related science-writing course—enhanced by Science in the Classroom resources—helped a subset of those participants better understand...
  • The effects of breast milk on the infant immune system may persist for at least half a year after breastfeeding has stopped, new research in monkeys suggests. In the 3 September issue of Science Translational Medicine , Dennis Hartigan-O'Connor of the University of California, Davis and colleagues...
  • Augustine Goba, laboratory director at Kenema Government Hospital, diagnosed the first case of Ebola in Sierra Leone. | Stephen Gire Researchers have sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes from patients in West Africa, where the largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded is ongoing. Their results , published...
  • Oral polio vaccine, given here to a boy in Uttar Pradesh, India, could be combined with injected vaccinations to help eliminate polio globally. |Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland/ Flickr Giving the inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) to individuals who have received the live,...
  • The main cause of sewer pipe corrosion is the build up of hydrogen sulfide, according to University of Queensland researchers. | Flickr/ Pulpolux !!! Changing water treatment practices could prevent the costly concrete corrosion problem impacting sewers globally, a new study in the 15 August issue...
  • Science Advances , the online-only, open-access journal that is the newest addition to the Science family of journals, has announced its team of deputy editors. "I am personally thrilled with the team of Deputy Editors who will be guiding our new journal," said Marcia McNutt, editor-in-chief of the...