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Why Is HIV So Hard To Kill?

07/22/14See Comments

Humanity’s war against the HIV has been a constantly shifting battle, thanks to the wily nature of the virus. But humans, being quite wily themselves,

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Superhero Science: How To Fly, Control The Weather, And Hulk Out

07/22/14See Comments

Superheroes in comics and movies have powers beyond what we mere humans can dream of—and we’re not just talking about looking good in spandex. But

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The Long Shadow Of The Manhattan Project Part II: Ethics In The Atomic Age

07/21/14See Comments

Last week, we explored the Manhattan Project’s scientific legacy: new opportunities for energy, medicine, and spaceflight, and the beginnings of massive, government-funded science. But hundreds

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Cinema Peer Review: ‘I Origins’

07/21/14See Comments

Despite an excessively maudlin depiction of a philosophical odd-couple romance, Mike Cahill’s new science fiction film ‘I Origins’ does manage to create a somewhat plausible

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Five Alternate Uses for the Moon

07/18/14See Comments

Forty-five years after man landed on the moon, more people than ever are looking at new ways to get back there. Since Apollo 17 left

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This Week In Science: Double-Scoop Comet, Laser-Crushed Diamonds, And J. Lo’s Mite

07/17/14See Comments

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of this week’s most notable and quotable items: New pictures from the comet-chasing Rosetta

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9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Moon

07/17/14See Comments

You probably know: Earth’s moon probably formed after a planet-size object collided with Earth about 4.5 billion years ago. BUT DID YOU KNOW: The birth of

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Gene Therapy Creates A Biological Pacemaker—No Wires Required

07/16/14See Comments

Scientists working in pigs have used gene therapy to convert a small area of heart muscle into a specialized group of cells that can initiate

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Smart Reads: Jay Barbree’s ‘Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight’

07/16/14See Comments

In his latest book Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight, veteran NBC News space reporter Jay Barbree provides a comprehensive, intimate look at famed astronaut Neil

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The Long Shadow Of The Manhattan Project Part I: The Atom Bomb And Science

07/14/14See Comments

The price tag of the first nuclear weapon was a mere four years, 130,000 people, and $26 billion (in 2014 dollars). But what did the