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Research Institutions Will Have To Identify 'Dual-Use' Pathogens

Scientists are deeply divided on whether lab-made flu viruses are legitimate medical research or national security threats. A new federal policy asks institutions to evaluate those risks early on.
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After The NIH Funding 'Euphoria' Comes The 'Hangover'

The way the National Institutes of Health doles out research grants accentuates booms and busts in the financing of scientific research. More variety in the length of grants could help.
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Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots And Remote Control

The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.
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Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.
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Success! India's First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working

Scientists cheered and the prime minister congratulated his country on navigating "a route known to very few" to reach the Red Planet — something few other nations have accomplished.
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Obama Requests All Nations Participate In Climate Treaty

Heads of state from well over 100 countries came to New York City this week to find ways to slow climate change. The summit is a dry run for a meeting next year to draft a treaty on global warming.
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Dire Predictions On Ebola's Spread From Top Health Organizations

The World Health Organization warns of more than 20,000 cases by early November if help doesn't arrive quickly in West Africa. The CDC projects 1.4 million cases by late January.
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Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That's what happens when you DNA sequence your dinner.

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Obama Calls For More Ambitious Approach To Climate Change In U.N. Speech

"There is such a thing as being too late," President Obama says in his address to the U.N. Climate Summit. The White House is touting tools to boost "global resilience" in the face of climate change.
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Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats

Business and corporate leaders are starting to take climate risk seriously enough to put money on the table to do something about it.

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