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Science Discussion: We are researchers at Caltech working with Professor Frances Arnold, one of the recipients of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. We use directed evolution to engineer proteins to do chemistry not found in nature (yet). Let's Discuss!!

Hi Reddit, We are graduate students and postdocs in Professor Frances Arnold's research group at Caltech. We use directed evolution, the algorithm for which Frances won the Nobel Prize last week, ...

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Hi Reddit! We’re Rear Admiral Shep Smith, Director of NOAA Coast Survey and the U.S. National Hydrographer, and Lt. Cmdr. Sam Greenaway, chief of NOAA Coast Survey’s Hydrographic Systems and Technology Branch, and we are experts in mapping the seafloor. Ask us anything!

Today is World Hydrography Day! Hydrography is the science that measures and describes the physical features of bodies of water and the land areas adjacent to those bodies of water. Here at NOAA, w...

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We're Sharon Levy and Peter Moyle, science journalist and prof emeritus in the dept. of wildlife, fish, and conservation biology at UC Davis, respectively. We're here to answer questions about ecosystems, conservation, and the endangered species act. Ask us anything!

Last month, I published a long-form story for Undark Magazine on a tiny, obscure fish (the Delta smelt) that's on track to become the first fish to go extinct in the wild while under the protection...

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We are Ernie Moniz, Co-Chair and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and former Secretary of Energy, and David Grae, Executive Producer for the CBS hit show Madam Secretary. We are discussing the role of science in policy, politics and culture. Ask us anything!

EDIT 2:37 This is David Grae, signing off. Thanks so much for all the great questions, it was a blast. Be sure to tune in this fall for Madam Secretary's 5th season (fortunately, not post-apocalyp...

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