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Lawrence Krauss On 'A Universe From Nothing'

Why is there something rather than nothing? That's the question cosmologist Lawrence Krauss tackles in his new book, A Universe from Nothing. In it, he surveys the discoveries that have led to scientists' current understanding of the universe, and explores what the future of the universe may be.
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Kepler Telescope Spots Tiniest Exoplanets Yet

At a meeting of the American Astronomical Society, scientists talked about mapping dark matter, measuring the 'graininess' of spacetime, and discovering the smallest exoplanets ever, using the Kepler space telescope. Ron Cowen, who reported on the meeting for Nature, discusses those findings.
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Talking Science With Arianna Huffington

The new year marks the creation of a science section at The Huffington Post. The Internet newspaper's editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington discusses the story selection and vetting process. And why the launch coincides with what she calls the explosion of medieval thinking.
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A Doctor Tells All in 'Confessions Of A Surgeon'

In a new book, surgeon Paul Ruggieri reveals the "good, the bad, and the complicated" about being a surgeon, and operating on patients. From cutting into a man who just killed his wife, to the headaches of running a small business, Ruggieri candidly discusses his career.
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Get Inked For Science

Writer Carl Zimmer became an "unintentional curator" of science-themed tattoos after noticing a double helix on a friend's arm. Sensing a trend, he asked his blog readers to send photos of their science tattoos. Some of those images are gathered in his new book Science Ink.
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To Slow Climate Change, Cut Down On Soot, Ozone

While carbon dioxide is indisputably a significant factor in the planet's changing climate, scientists and policy experts have faced major troubles in limiting production of the greenhouse gas. Now, some are focusing on other things that warm the planet, especially ozone and black carbon. And the tools to fight them are familiar.
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UConn Claims Resveratrol Researcher Falsified Work

After a three-year investigation, the University of Connecticut Health Center has told 11 scientific journals that studies they published by resveratrol researcher Dipak K. Das may not be trustworthy.
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Why X-Rayed Food Isn't Radioactive, And Other Puzzles

X-rayed food, radioactive food, irradiated food: They sound alike, and more than a little scary. But they're very different. And we talked to the experts to find out if there's any reason to fear.
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NASA Builds An Extra Chilly Successor To Hubble

In NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's "clean room," scientists are working on a revolutionary space telescope that will capture images of the first galaxies, with help from some very frigid temperatures.

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