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NASA Goals Don't Match Budget, Report Finds

A long-awaited report by an advisory committee on the future of America's manned spaceflight program, released last week, found that NASA's current ambitions are running far ahead of its budget. It will take a lot more money to go to Mars or even back to the moon, the report concluded. ...

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Climate-Change Skepticism Growing in Britain

A new survey has found that, compared to five years ago, twice as many people in Great Britain now think that claims of human-driven climate change are exaggerated. And four in 10 believe that many experts still question the evidence. ...

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Science at the Top of the News for September 8-11

A report on a material that is harder than diamonds was the most viewed article last week by subscribers to Science in the News Daily. The other top two news items considered whether we can see time and also featured a gallery of new, spectacular images from the recently repaired Hubble Space Telescope. Subscribe now for free daily updates.

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Norman Borlaug, Father of Green Revolution, Dies at 95

Norman Borlaug, the father of the "Green Revolution" who is widely credited with saving millions of lives by breeding wheat, rice and other crops that brought agricultural self-sufficiency to developing countries around the world, died Saturday in Texas. He was 95.

from the Los Angeles Times (Registration Required)

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Better World: Learn to Love Genetic Engineering

By 2040 there could well be 9 billion people on the planet. The challenge, as oil runs out and climate change kicks in, is not just to grow enough food to feed so many people but to do it without wreaking more havoc on the planet.

from New Scientist

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Python "Nightmare": New Giant Species Invading Florida

Already squeezed by the invasion of the giant Burmese python, Florida now faces what one scientist calls one of the U.S. state's "worst nightmares."

from National Geographic News

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Nobrow Cartoon, September 14, 2009

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Apollo Moon Rocks Lost in Space? No, Lost on Earth

AMSTERDAM (Associated Press) -- Attention, countries of the world: Do you know where your moon rocks are?

from the San Diego Union-Tribune

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