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Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:08:31 GMTScientists discovered two bubbles of energy erupting from the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:54:57 GMTThe project aimed at succeeding the Hubble would need increases of more than $200 million in both 2011 and 2012 to meet at 2015 launching date, the panel’s leader says.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:00:52 GMTIn Ethiopia, geladas sleep on the very edges of cliffs. It's a wonder they survive.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 01:55:20 GMTA new cartoon video makes a plea for the design of electronic gadgets that last longer, have safe components and can be returned for recycling when they have outlived their usefulness.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:11:30 GMTIn San Francisco, some salons are moving to identify establishments that use a so-called toxic trio of chemicals.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 04:30:05 GMTDr. Siddhartha Mukherjee writes a “biography” of cancer and of those who have fought it throughout history.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:10:04 GMTExiting Gov. David A. Paterson of New York has released an ambitious environmental plan to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:03:02 GMTThe Pacific Gas and Electric executive in charge of the company’s smart meters used a fake name to join an online discussion organized by the program’s opponents.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 22:52:05 GMTResearch is not the risk-free business that might easily be supposed from the promises of scientific spokesmen or the daily reports of new advances.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 03:00:45 GMTThree major technologies all have the potential to move from demonstration computers to practical, highly powerful machines.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:57:38 GMTChina ended its embargo on rare-earth minerals late last month, but the hunt for other options continues.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:30:16 GMTPlanetary science and cosmology are ripe for big news: respectively, about habitable planets beyond our solar system, and about what the universe is made of.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:30:27 GMTAfter a trip of six and a half years, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft will finally pull into orbit around Mercury, and a rover the size of an S.U.V. is expected to land on Mars.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:30:17 GMTResearchers are using artificially structured metamaterials to manipulate light or other electromagnetic waves in ways not achievable in nature.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:30:15 GMTIt’s a fool’s errand to make precise predictions about the future. Even the famously prescient often fall on their faces.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:38:14 GMTFishes take center stage in a presentation on biodiversity in Peru, but there are plenty of birds to be excited about too.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:15:29 GMTWith the rapid biological inventory in Peru complete, scientists turn to their next task: writing it all down.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 01:34:56 GMTTo mark the harbor's centennial, the city issues a report detailing the evolving history of wastewater treatment and other efforts to improve its health.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 01:43:03 GMTCost and technical feasibility will be considered in requiring changes to plants' operations, the agency says.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 01:46:59 GMTUsing statistical analysis, scientists suggested that the chances of the United States coast's being hit by a hurricane in a season this active were higher than 95 percent. But it didn't happen.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:31:10 GMTDesigned to cover half the surface area of a pack, new proposed labels are meant to vividly remind smokers of tobacco’s dangers.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:00:50 GMTCollisions between deer and cars are generally on the rise, and worsen from October through December as bucks recklessly chase does, often across roadways.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 08:00:50 GMTSome policy experts are trying to use a highly successful international treaty that was ratified more than 20 years ago as a tool to curb climate change.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:38:21 GMTSome advances are unpredictable, but others we see coming. We’re still waiting on gene therapy, though.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:30:17 GMTTo battle glioblastoma, a brain tumor that fights off every known therapy, doctors are delivering drugs through blood vessels that go into the head.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:56:39 GMTResearchers are trying to determine when and how the brain begins to deteriorate. If drugs can be given sooner, they say, treatment might be more successful.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:30:17 GMTSuccess of a gel that is used before intercourse (and without a partner knowing) has energized a field. Trials are set to begin for pills and a vaginal ring.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:30:17 GMTScientists are focusing on epigenetics, the study of how people’s genes adapt to experience and environment, in exploring the causes of mental disorders.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:55:52 GMTThe hidden costs when prosperity is fueled by "cheap" energy.
Mon, 08 Nov 2010 17:49:17 GMTA problem that shows a way by which some French prisoners can overcome the extremely poor odds of freedom that their warden has offered them.