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What are near-Earth objects?

Scientists have proposed that the United Nations establish a global network of telescopes to track asteroids and comets at risk of hitting Earth—and, eventually, create a plan to deflect them and evacuate humans in their paths...

September 26, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Lance Armstrong back in the race; hires doc to prove no doping

Cycling legend Lance Armstrong has hired a renowned doping scientist to prove his athletic greatness wasn't the result of performance-enhancing drugs, but the medical doctor who will be testing him says "there are no guarantees" that the results will be rock solid...

September 25, 2008 — Jordan Lite

NIH director Zerhouni resigns

The head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is leaving the agency, he announced today, marking at least the second departure of a scientist from the Bush Administration in the last 24 hours...

September 24, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Science blogs: What are they good for, anyway?

60-Second Science Blog's favorite medium — the science blog, of course — is getting some props this week as a public service from some folks who have a vested interest in the enterprise: scientist-bloggers themselves...

September 24, 2008 — Jordan Lite

NOAA chief Conrad Lautenbacher resigns

The chief of the federal agency that keeps watch over US waters and weather patterns has resigned after seven years at the helm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)...

September 23, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Medical studies about drugs may be victims of spin, says report

Does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have access to the data it needs to make informed decisions on approving drugs, or are drug companies cherry-picking the studies they publish to make their drugs look better than they actually are?...

September 23, 2008 — Jordan Lite

DNA test shows Google's Brin has Parkinson's gene

  Google founder Sergey Brin's investment in his wife's genome-screening company has gotten even more personal: the product has revealed he carries a genetic mutation linked to Parkinson's disease...

September 19, 2008 — Jordan Lite
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