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Teen Inventor Sets His Sights on New Tests for Cancer, Pollution Emerging Explorer Jack Andrakas won a major science fair in 2012 with his test for pancreatic cancer, and he hopes to take on pollution too. | 3 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Racing refraction: Who reached the North Pole first? Peary or Cook? The bending of sunlight has helped to reveal who bent the truth in a century-old debate about which explorer was the first to the North Pole (full text available to subscribers) | 5 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Happy Solstice! Get the Scientific Reason for the Season Sunday's solstice marks the start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere get the scientific reasons behind the timing.
MSNBC | 7 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Surprising Ways That Chickens Changed the World To the ancients, the chicken was a kind of two-legged pharmacy. | 7 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program? MarkWhittington writes The Houston Chronicle's Eric Berger has published the seventh in his series of articles about the American space program and what ails it. The piece focuses on Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, who has two fascinating aspects. The first
Slashdot | 10 hours, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Shelf Life: Turtles and taxonomy For most people, individual plants or animals can be very beautiful, but for scientists, the real wonder lies in understanding the interrelationships between species and how they fit into the tapestry of life. Continue reading...
The Guardian | 11 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Effort to save beavers has had unfortunate side effect We were just trying to help.
Fox News | 12 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Desert Frosty: Albuquerque's giant 'tumbleweed snowman' greets drivers They don't wait for snow bring Frosty to life along Interstate 40 - they use what they had: Tumbleweeds.
Fox News | 12 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Home secretary blows a hole in government's new science and innovation strategy Theresa Mays proposal to expel overseas students on graduation disastrously undermines the governments new science and innovation policy Continue reading...
The Guardian | 14 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Colin Pillinger remembered by Monica Grady 9 May 19437 May 2014An Open University colleague of the space scientist pays tribute to his inspirational work and offbeat styleSee the Observers obituaries of 2014 in fullTony Benn remembered by Saffron Burrows Continue reading...
The Guardian | 16 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend