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Image of the Day
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.
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.