Illustration of two neutron stars just before colliding

Top research stories of the week: Oct. 20 edition

Oct. 20, 2017

This week's research roundup looks at the history-making collision of two neutron stars, the trajectory of faculty productivity and a study on the genetic diversity of cannabis.Read more »
JILA’s three-dimensional (3-D) quantum gas atomic clock

Top research stories of the week: Oct. 6 edition

Oct. 6, 2017

This week's research features an atomic clock that outperforms all predecessors, light-activated nanoparticles that boost effectiveness of antibiotics and a microscope that allows researchers to see inside the living brain.Read more »
Baby getting a vaccine shot

Top research stories of the week: Sept. 29 edition

Sept. 29, 2017

This week's research roundup looks at anti-vaccine sentiment on Twitter, the decline in high school football participation and a global aurora that took place this month on Mars.Read more »
Karen Chin excavates fossilized dinosaur feces at Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Top research stories of the week: Sept. 22 edition

Sept. 22, 2017

This week's top research features a study suggesting some herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans, the measurable health benefits of community gardening and a gang expert studying the inside of U.S. prisons.Read more »
St. Anthony uranium mine in New Mexico

Top research stories of the week: Sept. 15 edition

Sept. 15, 2017

This week's research rundown features a new technique for cleaning radioactive waste, the legal and ethical issues of big data research and social media, and the shapeshifting behavior exhibited by bacteria in space.Read more »
Drones flying at Pawnee National Grassland

Top research stories of the week: Sept. 8 edition

Sept. 8, 2017

This week's top research highlights new drone technology, the study of gene-environment interactions and a look back at the Voyager spacecraft.Read more »
American football on green football field

Top research stories of the week: Aug. 25 edition

Aug. 25, 2017

This week's top research sheds light on racial stereotypes in the NFL, the ecological mystery of Africa's fairy circles and the asteroid impact that may have contributed to the extinction of dinosaurs.Read more »
fluorescent bacteria

Top research stories of the week: Aug. 17 edition

Aug. 17, 2017

This week's top research is all about microbes: bacterial microbes with a sense of touch, microbes that may explain the origins of DNA folding, and soil microbes as a vital component of the ecosystem.Read more »
Piedra del Sol petroglyph at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Top research stories of the week: Aug. 10 edition

Aug. 10, 2017

This week's top research news includes a petroglyph that may depict the A.D. 1097 total solar eclipse; ancient DNA used to track the 13th-century Mesa Verde exodus; and the lengthening of Alaska's snow-free season.Read more »
two people holding hands

Top research stories of the week: Aug. 3 edition

Aug. 3, 2017

This week's research rundown takes a look at spousal age gaps and marriage satisfaction, a "germ trap" for hospitals managing airborne disease outbreaks and a study of African bushbabies.Read more »

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