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Space Sex Gecko Experiment Is Safe—for Now

Space Sex Gecko Experiment Is Safe—for Now

HBO's John Oliver can rest easy: Technicians have restored control over a satellite with which Roscosmos had lost contact last week. It's carrying five experimental geckos #gogetthosegeckos

July 29, 2014 — Celeste Biever and Nature News Blog

Carbon-Monitoring Satellite Finally Makes It to Space

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 will be the first probe dedicated to mapping the distribution of CO2 in the atmosphere. The launch of a nearly identical probe resulted in a crash in 2009

July 3, 2014 — Lauren Morello and Nature News Blog

Comet Steams Off as Spacecraft Homes In

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft came out of a three-year hibernation period this winter and is set to attempt a soft-landing on 67P-Churyumov–Gerasimenko in November

May 17, 2014 — Elizabeth Gibney and Nature News Blog

Sex and Race Discrimination in Academia Starts Even Before Grad School

A study of how likely faculty were to respond to a request to meet with a student to discuss research opportunities found that professors were more likely to respond to white men than women and black, Hispanic, Indian or Chinese students

April 27, 2014 — Elizabeth Gibney and Nature News Blog

How to Make Graphene in Your Kitchen Blender

Buried in the supplementary information of a new research paper is a recipe for producing large quantities of clean flakes of the world’s thinnest, strongest material

April 23, 2014 — Nature News Blog

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