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Terabytes of Government Data Copied
Kerry Grens | Mar 8, 2017
The latest stats on volunteers’ efforts in recent months to preserve environmental information generated by federal science agencies
60,000-Year-Old Life Found in Crystals in Mexican Cave
Bob Grant | Feb 21, 2017
NASA researchers have discovered ancient microbes locked inside minerals, suggesting a possible niche for interstellar life.
NSF Calls for Harassment Prevention
Tracy Vence | Jan 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.
Marks of Martians?
Molly Sharlach | Dec 18, 2014
NASA’s Curiosity rover finds chemical signatures that point to the possibility of life on Mars.
Earth’s “Cousin” Found
Bob Grant | Apr 21, 2014
Researchers pinpoint a distant planet that may be the right size and temperature to support liquid water and life.
Summoned From the Depths
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 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.
Hospitable Lake Found on Mars
Kerry Grens | Dec 10, 2013
The possibility of Martian life gets a boost from evidence of an ancient freshwater lake.
Bob Grant | Nov 11, 2013
Researchers find a new bacterial species lurking in clean rooms used to assemble spacecraft at NASA and the European Space Agency.
Government Revises Financial Disclosure Rules
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 18, 2013
Researchers welcome a new ruling saying that financial holdings will no longer need to be published in an online database.
What Obama’s Budget Means for Science
Kate Yandell | Apr 12, 2013
The President’s 2014 budget includes a windfall for the NSF and cuts to the CDC.