Faint star with even fainter companion came close enough to perturb comets in the distant Oort cloud some 70,000 years ago.
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Copenhagen scientist wins appeal against government-research fraud investigator.
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Messy governance and a lack of long-term planning threaten the success of the European Spallation Source, says Olof Hallonsten.
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Facility will study biomedical uses at attosecond resolution.
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Researchers aim to cut passwords and people out of the data-safety equation.
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Projects aim to mimic human body using networks of simulated organs.
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Federal start-up funds inspire investment in ARPA-E technologies.
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Pipeline for female scientists is no longer leaking between bachelor's and graduate studies.
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Geologist Stefan Kröpelin's expedition to the Sahara desert will skirt areas of political instability and rumoured ISIS training camps.
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New hypotheses about unusual plumes seen in 2012 raise more questions than they answer.
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Viewing gas giant as if it were an exoplanet cross-checks method for studying worlds outside our Solar System.
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Lawyers and scientists need to talk, says Niamh Nic Daéid.
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Cardiologist Robert Califf has championed making clinical research more efficient.
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Southwest and Great Plains expected to see to significantly drier conditions by end of century.
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Award-winning computer-science project is under fire, rekindling criticism of China’s research system.
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Large ancient-DNA study uncovers population that moved westwards 4,500 years ago.
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Portrayals of science in the cinema are growing in sophistication — but not exactly at the speed of light, says Colin Macilwain.
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The week in science: UK’s science academies call for more science spending; US FDA chief resigns; and Japan probe to try for Venus orbit again.
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Agency wants to pay senior biomedical researchers to wind down their labs.
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Scientists pinpoint genes behind famous beak variations.
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