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The president’s picks for the two science-related positions must be confirmed by the Senate. 

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Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in Space

By | September 1, 2017

The virologist turned NASA astronaut pioneered DNA sequencing in space and conducted experiments in microgravity.

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House Proposes NSF and NOAA Cuts, NASA Gains

By | June 30, 2017

The most recent bill from appropriators increases NASA funds from current levels and rescues the National Science Foundation from President Trump's deeper cuts.

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Terabytes of Government Data Copied

By | March 8, 2017

The latest stats on volunteers’ efforts in recent months to preserve environmental information generated by federal science agencies

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NASA researchers have discovered ancient microbes locked inside minerals, suggesting a possible niche for interstellar life.

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NSF Calls for Harassment Prevention

By | January 27, 2016

The National Science Foundation reiterates its commitment “to eradicate gender-based discrimination in science” with a statement geared toward the institutions it funds.

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Marks of Martians?

By | December 18, 2014

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds chemical signatures that point to the possibility of life on Mars.

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Earth’s “Cousin” Found

By | April 21, 2014

Researchers pinpoint a distant planet that may be the right size and temperature to support liquid water and life.

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Summoned From the Depths

By | March 1, 2014

Geobiologist Roger Summons analyzes organic material in rocks found deep inside Earth, looking for evidence of how life originated and evolved on our planet—and possibly on Mars.  

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image: Hospitable Lake Found on Mars

Hospitable Lake Found on Mars

By | December 10, 2013

The possibility of Martian life gets a boost from evidence of an ancient freshwater lake.

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