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A Wish List of Future Space Missions

NASA's long-term vision, released by the agency's astrophysics division, restates its broad and popular themes for scientists to pursue including "Are We Alone?" and "How Did We Get Here?"...

December 23, 2013 — Alexandra Witze and Nature News Blog

FDA Approves Recombinant Flu Vaccine

The agency's approval of the first seasonal flu vaccine made of recombinant proteins rather than inactivated or weakened virus comes as emergency rooms are clogged with victims of an early and severe flu season...

January 22, 2013 — Heidi Ledford and Nature News Blog

Obama Trumps Congress and Orders Research into Gun Violence

The president issued a memorandum directing the CDC and other public-health agencies to conduct or sponsor research into the causes of gun violence and the ways to prevent it, doing an end-run around congressional moves for several years to muzzle such efforts...

January 22, 2013 — Meredith Wadman and Nature News Blog

Research Beagles Released as Pets

70 puppies were released after activists alerted the Indian government that the animals had been falsely described as "pets" by a contract organization seeking to import them

December 18, 2012 — Meredith Wadman and Nature News Blog

Arctic Report Card: Dark Times Ahead

Conditions in the Arctic, where several environmental records were broken this year, are slipping rapidly from bad to worse as the pace of climate change accelerates in that region

December 8, 2012 — Richard Monastersky and Nature News Blog
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