This Week in Science News (Feb 12–19)

Weekly round-up of science and science policy news

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Karolinska’s vice-chancellor resigns over case of controversial surgeon (Nature News)

President Obama honors early career scientists with top White House award (NSF)

WHO paves way for use of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat Zika (The Guardian)

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Field researchers share the challenges of dealing with menstruation — and surronding taboos — while in the field (@AnneWHilborn @realscientists)

Why do women decide to leave academia? (SFN)

Incentivizing Citizen Science Discovery For A Sustainable World (Science 2.0)

Interview with National Parks Service Jonathan Jarvis on sciencein national parks (Science News)

HHMI’s first female president prioritizes “enhancing diversity in the scientific workforce” (Nature News)

Young scientists poised to ride the gravitational wave (Nature News)

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Report on “Climate Confusion Among U.S. Teachers” (NCSE)

Pseudoscience Creeping Into Your Conference? (Science 2.0)

Why fighting anti-vaxxers and climate change deniers often backfires (Science News)


Gold nanoparticles vaporize cancer cells (Science News)

Tissue printer creates lifelike human ear (Science News) Orig. article: (Nature Biotechnology)

First OS Countour Map Of Part Of Mars Released (Science 2.0)

Gallery of the most gorgeous space photos captured this week (WIRED)

Building James Webb: the biggest, boldest, riskiest space telescope (Science News)

New finding reveals first Neanderthal-human mating occurred 10,000s of years earlier than previously believed (The Guardian)

3D computer scans may help preserve endangered archaeology (Science News)