Tagged: Science Magazine

[Editorial] Science advice for Europe

On 23 July, exactly 1 month after Britain’s momentous decision to leave the European Union, around 4500 scientists and friends of science will assemble in Manchester, UK, for the opening of the EuroScience Open...

[In Brief] News at a glance

In science news around the world, a United Nations panel rules against China’s claim to a vast swath of the South China Sea, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research reverses course on its controversial...

[In Depth] Vaginal microbiome affects HIV risk

South African teen girls and young women have astonishingly high rates of HIV infection, and researchers for years have suspected that there might be biological factors making them unusually susceptible to infection. New studies...

[In Depth] African HIV/tuberculosis institutes merge

Two prominent biomedical research institutes in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province announced that they plan to merge and form the Africa Health Research Institute. One of the partners, the Africa Centre for Population Health, has...

[In Depth] Do genomic conflicts drive evolution?

Two billion years ago, an early cell swallowed an energy-producing microbe, giving birth to the mitochondria that are the hallmarks of all eukaryotes. Evolutionary biologists now think that was just the start of the...

[In Depth] A lichen ménage à trois

Lichen isn’t much to look at—often just a gray, yellow-green, or garish orange crust on rock or bark. Yet lichens cover up to 6% of Earth’s surface, by one estimate. Now, modern genomics is...