News Briefings

News briefings will be webcast live from Washington, DC, beginning Thursday, 11 February. Browse the schedule below for news briefing start times and topics.

Schedule subject to change. All times are listed in US Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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Thursday, 11 February


8:45 AM
Science Paper: Neandertal-derived DNA may influence depression and more in modern humans

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1:15 PM
Science Advances paper—Walls Talk: Urban Living May Decrease Beneficial Microbes

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2:15 PM
Amphibian Decline: Studying One Catastrophe to Prevent Another

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3:15 PM
New Data on the Safety of Alternative Tobacco Products

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4:15 PM
Science Advances paper—"MyShake": A Smartphone App for Early Earthquake Warning

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Friday, 12 February


9:00 AM
Oral Cancer Risk and Saliva-Based Detection

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10:00 AM
Editing Human Genes: The Global Context

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11:00 AM
Zika Virus Updates

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12:00 PM
Observing and Communicating Sea Level Rise

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1:00 PM
Air Pollution and Human Health: A Global Survey

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2:00 PM
The Neuroscience of Addiction

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3:00 PM
Updates on EuroScience Open Forum 2016 and World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 and media availability

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Saturday, 13 February


9:00 AM
Why Won't My Child Listen?

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10:00 AM
Smart, Autonomous Machines May Threaten Jobs

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11:00 AM
Climate, Water, and the American Indian Farmer

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12:00 PM
Is There a "War on Science" or a Battle for Messaging?

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1:00 PM
The Good Science Seal of Approval

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2:00 PM
Evolution of the Cosmos: The Search for "Sterile" Neutrinos

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3:00 PM
The Public's Opinion on Science and the Science of Public Opinion

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Sunday, 14 February


9:00 AM
Fighting Wildlife Crime with Forensic Science

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10:00 AM
How the Body Shapes the Mind

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11:00 AM
At a Loss for Words

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12:00 PM
Harnessing T Cells to Fight Cancer and Infection

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1:00 PM
Science Provides New Insights into Old Paintings, including van Gogh's Bedroom in Arles

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2:00 PM
Barriers to Measles Eradication

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Monday, 15 February


7:45 AM
Cybathlon: Using Competition to Create Smarter Assistive Devices

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