Is your building safe after an earthquake? These cheap sensors could tell you

Source: Science MagazineJANTETELCO, MEXICO—On 19 September 2017 at 1:14 p.m., the ground lurched under Mariano Matamoros Elementary School here. The earth had ruptured just 40 kilometers away, at the...

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Violent drug cartels stifle Mexican science

Source: NatureFor astronomers at the Large Millimeter Telescope in Mexico's Puebla state, the new year began with disturbing news. Their work probing the formation and evolution of stars, planets,...

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Violence and insecurity threaten Mexican telescopes

Source: Science MagazineTwo astronomical observatories in Mexico have scaled back access and operations because of security threats, Mexico’s National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics...

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Mexico’s new science minister is a plant biologist who opposes transgenic crops

Source: Science MagazineMEXICO CITY—In early June, evolutionary developmental biologist Elena Álvarez-Buylla received an out-of-the-blue phone call from the campaign of Andrés Manuel López Obrador,...

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