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Science and the Obama Administration

Pres. Obama began his term with a speech emphasizing alternative energy, health care and a focus on education. What's the future of stem cells and other issues that frustrated scientists during the Bush administration?...

January 21, 2009

Bill Gates hands over millions more to eradicate polio

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary International and the British and German governments today pledged $630 million over the next five years to vaccine and other programs designed to wipe out polio...

January 21, 2009 — Coco Ballantyne

Satellites may be used to find water in drought-ravaged Africa

High flying satellites, which have already proved their mettle in delivering television programs, cell phone calls and views of our neighborhoods (thank you, Google Earth), can also locate potable water in countries such as Niger where droughts have made it scarce, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced this week...

January 20, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier
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