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Image shows shadowy figures and barrels of radioactive waste.

For 75 years, scientists have been trying to devise a way to make a vast supply of radioactive and chemically dangerous waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation safe.

Valerie Brown, Contributor

Researchers discover that enzymes can be used to ward off the effects of damaging nerve agents.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

One hundred fifty years ago, scientists observed in light from the sun the first evidence of the inert gas.

Inside Science Staff

Growing interest in minimally processed wines is shaking up the wine industry.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Nationwide study shows how manufacturing facilities can increase levels of medical compounds in waterways.

Anna Katrina Hunter, Contributor

The noble gas can help bring atoms together.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Scientists look to nature to make a glue that can bind wet surfaces together.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A close up image of the Zika virus.

According to experts, it's strong historic investment in basic science, academic freedom for researchers and patience to see results.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Cryo-electron microscopy helps scientists see the structure of biomolecules down to each individual atom.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

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