Findings from the now-disabled Kepler probe have been validated, quadrupling its booty of extrasolar worlds.
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Game-theory test exposes circuits for social interaction.
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Brazilian state mulls support for Giant Magellan Telescope.
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Joint US – Japan mission will improve severe weather forecasts and climate change models.
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Common anaesthetic not the most humane option for zebrafish euthanasia, say studies.
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Distant quasars would decide whether quantum entanglement is an illusion.
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Three-dimensional map reveals global sources and sinks for trace metals.
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Physicist explored the idea of a steady-state Universe in 1931.
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Conference proceedings removed from subscription databases after scientist reveals that they were computer-generated.
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Flash from meteor was bright enough to have been seen with the naked eye.
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US–German airborne telescope slow to reach full capability.
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Loan guarantee comes amid fading hopes for an industry renaissance.
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A disagreement between observations of galaxy clusters and the cosmic background radiation could be explained by the existence of a fourth type of neutrino.
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Research and development into diseases affecting the world’s poorest people will not benefit from the agency’s policy, warns Mary Moran.
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The week in science: Inquiry launched into stem-cell reprogramming study; Europe moves closer to approving third transgenic crop; and politicians vow to get tougher on poaching.
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Some Google Lunar X Prize contenders book launches for 2015 — but many say that is a stretch.
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Before it shattered near the Sun, Comet ISON became a scientific celebrity. Now researchers are trying to piece together its lessons.
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The US Supreme Court years ago ruled against applying the death penalty to people unable to understand the legal process. Now it must grapple with the science of how intellectual disability is measured.
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Anti-meningitis campaign in Benin delivers more than 150,000 doses with no losses from excess heat.
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Chinese government to provide incentives for heavy polluters to go green, but analysts question whether its wider air-quality strategy goes far enough.
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