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NASA Rocket Launch In Va. Rescheduled

The launch of five rockets out of the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia has been postponed until tomorrow, as part of an experiment to gain a better understanding of high-altitude winds.

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'Imagine' That: Fostering Creativity In The Workplace

Companies like 3M allow their employees to have an hour a day to do whatever they want: work on a side project or tinker with a hobby. In doing so, they're helping their employees become more creative — and increasing their productivity, says science writer Jonah Lehrer in his new book, Imagine.
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Effects of a Mild Winter

A mild winter in much of the country has ushered in an early allergy season and an increase in some insect populations: The wide ranging effects of a warmer winter.

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Native Alaskans Divided On State's Oil Drilling Debate

As Shell Oil prepares to drill in the Arctic Ocean this summer, Native Alaskans are visiting Washington, D.C., to make their case for — or against — drilling. Some Inupiats argue that oil and gas exploration puts their traditional lives at stake, but others say the economy of the North Slope needs new oil and gas revenues.
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Brilliant Idea: More Than 80,000 Of Einstein's Documents Going Online

They include work related to his most famous formula — E=mc² — and personal papers, such as letters to and from his former mistresses.
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Blurring The Line Between Life And Death

Science writer Dick Teresi and transplant surgeon Richard Freeman discuss the ethics of transplant surgery and how doctors determine the point between life and death.
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Startup Converts Plastic To Oil, And Finds A Niche

Only 7 percent of plastic waste in the United States is recycled each year, according to the EPA. A startup company in Niagara Falls says it can increase that amount and reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil at the same time.
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Domesticated Foxes: Man's New Best Friend?

What if foxes could be trained and domesticated, much the way dogs were domesticated thousands of years ago? A nearly 50-year experiment in Russia is aiming at just that.
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Smart Phones, Hybrid Cars, and the Global Competition for "Rare Earth Elements"

Ninety percent of "rare earth elements" comes from China. We explore the science and politics of "critical materials" in advanced manufacturing...

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