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When Resistance Is Futile: Bring In The Robots To Pull Superweeds

After years of being burned by Roundup, weeds like palmer amaranth, marestail and giant ragweed have evolved resistance to the herbicide. To fight them, scientists are now looking to a concept that seems straight out of sci-fi.
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Reminder: An Asteroid Buzzes By On Friday (But NASA Says Don't Worry)

The rock known as 2012 DA14 will fly past around 2:24 p.m. ET. It will be closer than many satellites and the size of an office building. And it will be nearer to the planet than anything else of its size that we know of.
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Howard Prof Relies On 'Green Chemistry' To Improve Drugs

Joseph Fortunak teaches chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences at Howard University, and is working to make life-saving medicines more available and sustainable for African countries.

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Scientists Pass The Hat For Research Funding

Crowd funding has proved popular for bands raising money to produce a new album and for producers of documentary films. Now scientists are getting into the act, and some are raising money from the very people they're studying.
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Scientist Gets Research Donations From Crowd Funding

What do you do when you're a scientist and you have no job and no money for your research? If you're Ethan Perlstein, you try crowd funding. He raised $25,000 to investigate where the drug methamphetamine is stored in the brain.
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Marine Stewardship Council Responds To NPR Series On Sustainable Seafood

NPR "did not present a complete or balanced view" of its program, the MSC writes in a statement.
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Did North Korea Test A 'Miniature' Nuclear Bomb?

North Korea's latest nuclear weapons test is much more powerful than the previous two, according to estimates made by instruments that measure seismic waves from the blast. But it's hard to verify North Korea's claim that the test was of a miniaturized nuclear weapon.
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This App Uses The Power Of You To Report The Weather

A new smartphone app allows users to document falling precipitation in their location. The mPING app aims to help weather officials program radar to determine exactly what's falling near you. For example, is it hail or mixed rain?

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