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With the upcoming release of the major motion picture Europa Report, a couple of Jet Propulsion Lab scientists explain how science fiction has evolved in response to our growing understanding of space.
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From auction houses to eBay, this is how people buy up Nobel Prizes and space rocks.
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One man's noise is another man's long-sought signal
What bad headlines call lazy is what early humans called survival.
As the Large Hadron Collider readies to be fired up in Geneva, Physicist Brian Cox explains what it might reveal about the workings of the Universe—and why the grandest scientific instrument ever built is well worth the $6 billion investment
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On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
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Steven Chu, the new U.S. secretary of energy, is a Nobel-winning physicist and an unabashed advocate of fighting climate change. But can he negotiate the political realities of transforming the energy economy?
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It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
A childhood without affection can be devastating, even if basic needs are met.
In the early 1900s, radioactive water was all the rage. Hard to believe smart people could fall for such twaddle--right?