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Science in the US is built on immigrants. Will they keep coming?

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International scientists have long been a key part of the US research workforce, but concerns are rising that they'll start to turn elsewhere

Open-access chemistry textbooks gain popularity

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Professors increasingly adopt free resources, such as LibreTexts, with an eye toward affordability for students

Podcast: Real talk with social media sensation Jen Heemstra

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Stereo Chemistry caught up with this Emory supramolecular chemist to talk about leadership, adversity, and blowing up on Twitter

Podcast: Real talk with social media sensation Jen Heemstra

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Stereo Chemistry caught up with this Emory supramolecular chemist to talk about leadership, adversity, and blowing up on Twitter

From our archives: An essay on cobalt, by Ekkehard Schwab

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To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, C&EN is re-releasing its favorite essays from a special 2003 collectors' issue celebrating the elements

Career Ladder: Curtis Ho

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Organometallics lecturer uses his calling as a Buddhist monk to help calm the stresses of academic life

Directing group lets chemists reach remote C–H bonds

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New reaction activates γ-C–H bonds over the conventionally favored β-C–H bonds

Rescued from a war zone, an Iraqi chemist finds a future in pharma

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A scholarship led Firas Jumaah to graduate studies at Lund University, which then saved him and his family from Islamic State militants

Oxytocin analogs show promise for developing drugs for social behavior challenges

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Effects of the analogs in mice genetically engineered to have autism- and depression-like symptoms lasted as long as 24 hours

National Academy of Science elects new members

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This year marks the highest percentage of women ever elected to the academy

From our archives: An essay on gallium, by Oliver Sacks

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To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, C&EN is re-releasing its favorite essays from a special 2003 collectors' issue celebrating the elements

The struggle to keep women in academia

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Incremental gains in the number of women in chemistry faculty can't outpace the growing number who choose other careers

Air pollution may impair children's memory

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Exposure to particulate matter linked to cognitive deficits in young children

Waiting (and waiting) for rejection

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Chemjobber offers advice on how employers can ease the most difficult part of job searching

A cognitive neuroscientist warns that the U.S. justice system harms teen brains

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The U.S. justice system holds adolescents to adult standards, and puts young people in situations that harm their development, a researcher argues.

Being bilingual is great. But it may not boost some brain functions

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A large study of U.S. bilingual children didn’t turn up obvious benefits in abilities to ignore distractions or switch quickly between tasks.

How a former teacher uses dirt bikes to inspire young students

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Former teacher Brittany Young is always looking for ways to get young students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. Since dirt bikes are popular in Baltimore, she decided to...

Fighting academic failures

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Children from undereducated, low-income families face a greater risk of poor academic performance. But schools are capable of decreasing these risks. Experts from the Higher School of Economics have studied...

Baltimore says it will not pay ransom after cyberattack

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The US city of Baltimore, a victim this month of a cyberattack that paralyzed part of its computer network, will not pay a ransom to undo the damage, Mayor Bernard...

'Loser effect' evolves separate from fighting ability

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The "loser effect—which causes animals to shy away from violence after losing a fight—evolves independently of any change in fighting ability, new research suggests.

Support needed for multiple-birth families to improve outcomes

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Having multiple-birth babies can be a time of wonder and excitement, however, according to the first-ever international collaborative report released today, these babies and their families can face serious disadvantages...

Growing up high: Neurobiological consequences of adolescent cannabis use

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About one in five Canadian adolescents uses cannabis. Neuroscientists have been researching the effects of cannabis on the adolescent brain. Adolescence is associated with the maturation of cognitive functions, such...

Music helps to build the brains of very premature babies

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In Switzerland, 1% of children are born 'very prematurely.' These children are at high risk of developing neuropsychological disorders. To help the brains of these newborns develop as well as...

The message that addiction is a disease makes substance users less likely to seek help

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Research finds that people with substance-use problems who read a message describing addiction as a disease are less likely to report wanting to engage in effective therapies, compared to those...

Put more father friendly cues in OB/GYN offices

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A new study finds that by adding a few subtle cues to prenatal care waiting rooms, such as photos of men and babies, and pamphlets and magazines aimed toward men,...

Children Change Their Parents' Minds about Climate Change

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Study of students schooled on the issue showed them going on to shift their elders’ attitudes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How to Be a Data-Driven Parent

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Economist Emily Oster explains how to make the best decisions for your particular child, using the scientific evidence at hand -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com