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April 12, 2013

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NASA announced its plan to robotically relocate an asteroid by first moving the asteroid closer to Earth and then moving it into orbit about the moon. The project aligns with current goals to learn how to change the course of...

Stroganoff, sexism and science: the media’s problem with portraying women in the field

April 6, 2013

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This week, the New York Times published an obituary of Yvonne Brill that began like this: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children. ‘T...

Creating a biological hard drive: scientists use genetic code to store information

February 8, 2013

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When Shakespeare wrote his famous Sonnet 18 in 1609 - the one that begins with the iconic line “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” - he had no idea that one day his words would also be written into the basic structure...

Proposition 37 fails in California: Why labeling GMOs is not worth the effort

November 9, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Science

On Tuesday the people of California voted “no” to Proposition 37, a ballot initiative that would have established a statewide labeling system for genetically modified food products. The initiative grew out of ongoing quest...

A Mystery in Captivity

A Mystery in Captivity

October 26, 2012

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