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Smithsonian's Air And Space Museum To Get $30 Million Spiffier

Curators say they'll use the big grant from Boeing to better highlight how exploratory flight — from the Spirit of St. Louis to the Starship Enterprise — has transformed the world.
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'Oh, Hello,' Says Andrew, As He Suddenly Grabs You By The Leg Or Neck

There it is: a wild animal, lurking. Here's Andrew, darting so fast, using his bare hands — and bingo! Suddenly, he's holding the animal. He doesn't use weapons — just his lightning-quick reflexes.
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NASA Suspends Some Ties With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

The two sides will continue to work together, however, in the operation of the International Space Station.
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Why Anthropologists Join An Ebola Outbreak Team

All the medical care in the world won't help if you don't know how to persuade the locals to take proper precautions.
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Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?

Tuna, swordfish and other migratory fishes are being overfished by vessels on the high seas. A new proposal says we should close these international waters for a few years to let the fishes rebound.
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Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

In nine months the human brain grows from a single cell to more than 80 billion. Mapping how genes are activated gives scientists clues to the origins of mental disorders like autism.
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A State Fossil For S. Carolina Faces Mammoth Obstacle

The state senate is wrangling with amendments to insert language inspired by the book of Genesis into a bill to make the Columbian mammoth the state's fossil.
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Ethicists Tell NASA How To Weigh Hazards Of Space Travel

Risks to astronauts on extended missions include vision impairment, weakened bones and radiation exposure. There are also psychological risks from facing danger while being stuck inside a small craft.
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So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent

When 3,000 average citizens were asked to forecast global events, some consistently made predictions that turned out to be more accurate than those made with classified intelligence.
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Changing The Face Of Astronomy Research

An apprenticeship program in New York City helps lower-income and minority students break into advanced sciences. For one, the love of the stars was motivation to tackle the tough field of astronomy.

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