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Stories by Alexandra Witze

The Quest to Conquer Earth's Space Junk Problem

Zombie satellites, rocket shards and collision debris are creating major traffic risks in orbits around the planet. Researchers are working to reduce the threats posed by more than 20,000 objects in space

September 8, 2018 — Alexandra Witze and Nature magazine

Trump Budget Gives Last-Minute Reprieve to Science Funding

Funding for the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health would hold steady after Congress agrees to lift spending caps, but details are fuzzy

February 12, 2018 — Giorgia Guglielmi, Amy Maxmen, Lauren Morello, Sara Reardon, Jeff Tollefson, Alexandra Witze and Nature magazine