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Science on Ice
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 2, 2013
Meet the research team that uncovered an algal bloom churning in freezing Arctic waters.
Water Ice Detected on Mercury
Bob Grant | Nov 30, 2012
NASA scientists have confirmed that water persists as pockets of ice on the surface of the planet closest to our Sun.
NASA Scientists Keep Curiosity Finding Secret
Bob Grant | Nov 27, 2012
The Mars rover has reportedly made a major discovery, but the world won’t know what it is until next week at the earliest.
The Martian Tempest
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 26, 2012
NASA scientists are closely watching a dust storm on Mars that threatens to go global and interfere with rovers on the planet’s surface.
No Arsenic-Based Life
Hayley Dunning | Jul 9, 2012
Two new studies conclusively prove "arsenic-based" bacteria hailed by NASA researchers as a new form of life needs phosphate after all.
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 1, 2012
Orbiting ultrasound machines are being used to diagnose and treat astronauts' kidney stones.
The Satellite Shortage
Cristina Luiggi | May 4, 2012
Aging satellites and NASA funding cuts threaten to put a serious dent in scientists’ ability to observe Earth’s processes from above.
Obama Seeks Science Stimulus
Hannah Waters | Feb 14, 2012
President Obama released his proposed 2013 budget request, featuring a 1 percent increase in research spending overall.
Protecting Government Whistleblowers
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 24, 2011
New draft policies for safeguarding government research from political influence—and protecting those who bring such misconduct to light—could be improved, according to advocacy groups.
Arsenic-based life debate continues
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 3, 2011
More than a dozen researchers voice their concerns about a 2010 paper that claims bacteria can use arsenic in place of phosphorus in its DNA and other biomolecules, such as proteins.