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

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Scientists and engineers are exploring many strategies to cut the energy that powers modern computing.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Scientists can now link "acts of God" to climate change. That could give victims the power to hold someone accountable, say lawyers.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Wastewater from oil drilling is triggering earthquakes, and no one can predict where they will strike or how hard they will shake.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Research suggests that acceleration can stabilize shaky suitcases.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The implications for human reproduction beyond Earth are unclear.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

A new study shows that predicting temperature and precipitation trends three to four weeks in advance is possible.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Author Duchess Harris talks about the economic and social factors that led African-American women to work as "computers" for NASA.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has released reports on plans to expand a major scientific research facility -- the Spallation Neutron Source.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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