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Trump Announces NASA Head and NOAA Assistant Secretary
Jef Akst | Sep 4, 2017
The president’s picks for the two science-related positions must be confirmed by the Senate.
Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in Space
Aggie Mika | Sep 1, 2017
The virologist turned NASA astronaut pioneered DNA sequencing in space and conducted experiments in microgravity.
House Proposes NSF and NOAA Cuts, NASA Gains
Aggie Mika | Jun 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.
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.