The first human-rated US spacecraft since the space shuttle took an unmanned trial run.
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Study reveals surprising neural code based on bagel-shaped coordinate system.
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DNA scientist says that he will donate some proceeds from auction to support research.
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The week in science: Amazon deforestation dips; Polio vaccinators killed in Pakistan; and Iran gets new science minister.
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Archaeopteryx ’s status is changing, but the animal is still key to the dinosaur–bird transition.
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After a 30-year struggle to harness quantum weirdness for computing, physicists finally have their goal in reach.
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The United States is banking on decades of abundant natural gas to power its economic resurgence. That may be wishful thinking.
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Orion will fly without astronauts for now, but may eventually ferry them to Mars.
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Rapid local diagnosis is essential for curbing spread.
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Republicans say that the National Science Foundation allowed improper spending by contractor.
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Shell markings are the oldest abstract signs ever discovered.
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The Republican urge to cut funding is not necessarily anti-science, and the research community ought not to pick political sides, says Daniel Sarewitz.
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With trials under way, scientists are working out how to give vaccines in affected regions.
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Geoengineers meet to work out what research is acceptable.
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Universities of Birmingham, Glasgow, Oxford and York will lead efforts to develop applications from environmental sensing to secure communications.
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Researchers gather data on innovative uses of cancer treatments.
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