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Can Acid Neutralizers Help Coral Reefs Bounce Back?

Coral reefs are in trouble worldwide, from a host of threats, including warming ocean temperatures, nutrient runoff and increasing ocean acidity. A noted climate scientist from California has been conducting an experiment on Australia's Great Barrier Reef to see whether antacid could boost coral growth.
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Scientists Sequence Genome Of 'Living Fossil' Fish

Scientists say the genome of the coelacanth shows that it may not be as closely related as the lungfish to the first creatures to emerge from the sea.
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Science In A Scoop: Making Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

The days of made-to-order ice cream are far from over in San Francisco. A small shop that operates out of an old shipping container uses liquid nitrogen to freeze ingredients together in about a minute for an ultra-fresh, ultra-smooth treat.
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Countdown Nears On Antares Rocket Launch

Antares is designed to ferry cargo to the International Space Station and represents a milestone for the commercial space industry.
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A 'Whom Do You Hang With?' Map of America

Put away that old Rand McNally map — it's time for a new way to see what America really looks like.
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Where To See The Antares Rocket Launch In The D.C. Area

The launch of a test rocket from Wallops Island, Va., was scrubbed on Wednesday, but you still have a chance to watch the rescheduled launch on Friday.

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Lionfish Attack The Gulf Of Mexico Like A Living Oil Spill

Scientists say they have few weapons to wield against the poison-spined lionfish, which is gobbling up reef fish in the Bahamas and other habitats.
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Justices Appear Skeptical Of Patenting Human Genes

A case considered pivotal to the future of science and medicine came before the Supreme Court on Monday, involving a company that has patented two genes linked to cancer. While the patent challengers lost in the lower court, they seemed to have a more receptive audience at the Supreme Court.

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