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Geoff Brumfiel

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Physicists Crush Diamonds With Giant Laser

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's not a plot from a Bond film: Zapping diamonds could tell researchers more about the insides of giant planets.

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Researchers Aghast Over Discovery Of Smallpox Vials

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Federal health officials have found six vials of smallpox apparently forgotten in a lab storeroom. Officials want to know where the deadly virus came from and why it was left unsecured for so long.

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In A Lab Store Room, An Unsettling Surprise: Lost Vials Of Smallpox

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health made an unpleasant discovery as they cleaned out an old laboratory: The lab contained vials of the smallpox virus, previously unknown to authorities.

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Carbon Observatory To Monitor Greenhouse Gas From Space

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

NASA is preparing to launch a new satellite to observe carbon dioxide from space. The satellite could revolutionize our understanding of where this greenhouse gas comes from and where it goes.

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Carbon-Sensing Satellite Prepares For Second Launch

Monday, June 30, 2014

An earlier version of the satellite crashed into the ocean near Antarctica shortly after launch. Scientists are keeping their fingers crossed for the second attempt.

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World's Chemical Weapons Watchdog Clears Syria

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons has announced that Syria has handed over the last of its declared chemical weapons stockpile. Despite the milestone, what questions remain about chemical weapons in Syria?

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Dust Clouds Big Bang Signal

Friday, June 20, 2014

A team claiming to have spied the earliest moments of the universe may have actually seen little more than galactic dust.

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Scientists Keep A Careful Eye On The World Cup Ball

Friday, June 20, 2014

After a botched redesign in 2010 caused the ball to behave erratically, independent scientists have carefully studied the new ball.

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Bye-Bye To The Home Of A Favorite Internet Conspiracy Theory

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The U.S. military is closing a facility scientists have used to study the edge of Earth's atmosphere. Conspiracy theorists suspect it's also been used for nefarious activity — like mind control.

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Ice Wall May Stop Radioactive Leak At Japanese Nuclear Plant

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Workers are building an underground ice wall around the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. The wall is the latest attempt to try to keep radioactive water from leaking out of the plant.

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SpaceX Unveils A Sleek New Ride To Orbit

Friday, May 30, 2014

The private space-launch company has taken its Dragon capsule design and taught it some cool new tricks.

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SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Reveals New Spacecraft

Friday, May 30, 2014

The private space flight company SpaceX has unveiled the manned version of its Dragon space capsule at its California headquarters. Founder Elon Musk has promised to make space flight inexpensive.

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During A Drought, Senior Water-Rights Holders Have Privileges

Friday, May 30, 2014

Amid California's drought, some big farmers and corporations have unrestricted water because of special deals. David Greene talks to Jay Lund, a water resources professor at UC Davis.

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Rumors Of An Intergalactic Explosion Are Greatly Exaggerated

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

For a few hours Tuesday, cosmic storm chasers thought they'd detected a huge explosion in the Andromeda galaxy.

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Malaysia Makes Public Satellite Data From Missing Jetliner

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The release came in response to pressure from families, who have been mistrustful of the official investigation. What do the documents show, and where are they in the search for the missing plane?

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Organic Cat Litter Chief Suspect In Nuclear Waste Accident

Friday, May 23, 2014

The release of plutonium at a New Mexico nuclear dump may have been caused by a bad purchase at the pet shop.

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Big Bang's Ripples: Two Scientists Recall Their Big Discovery

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fifty years ago today, two astronomers in New Jersey accidentally discovered the Big Bang's afterglow. The roaring space static their hilltop antenna detected came from the birth of the universe.

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Rocket Wars: Will A Suit By SpaceX Get Off The Ground?

Monday, May 12, 2014

The California-based maker of the Falcon 9 is hoping to break up a monopoly on the launch market for national security satellites.

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Iran's President Gets Tepid Reception In First Year On The Job

Monday, May 12, 2014

The wave of expectations that marked Hassan Rouhani's rise to power has given way to impatience from his supporters and attacks from his critics.

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Mars Rover Takes A Break To Drill A Hole

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Over the next few days, Curiosity will drill deeper and collect samples, telling scientists about the fluids that once flowed across the area, a point of convergence for different types of terrain.

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