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NASA Science Chief: 'I Have No Worries About the Resilience of This Country'
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NASA Science Chief: 'I Have No Worries About the Resilience of This Country'

Solar physicist Thomas Zurbuchen became NASA's science chief in October, replacing astronaut John Grunsfeld. Just one month later, the US political system wentwhen...

Inside Microsoft's Quest for a Topological Quantum Computer
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Inside Microsoft's Quest for a Topological Quantum Computer

The race is on build a "universal" quantum computer. Such a device could be programmed to speedily solve problems that classical computers cannot crack, potentially...

Why Big Pharma Wants to Collect 2 Million Genomes
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Why Big Pharma Wants to Collect 2 Million Genomes

Five months after announcing its intentions to gather genome sequences from 2 million people, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has selected geneticist David Goldstein...

Obama's Top Scientist Talks Shrinking Budgets, Donald Trump, and His Biggest Regret
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Obama's Top Scientist Talks Shrinking Budgets, Donald Trump, and His Biggest Regret

John Holdren is no stranger to the spotlight. Over his long career in science, Holdren—a physicist by training—has worked on controversial issues such as climate...

The Physicist Who Studies ISIS Communities Online
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The Physicist Who Studies ISIS Communities Online

Neil Johnson, a physicist at the University of Miami in Florida, studies patterns that emerge in complex systems.

Go Players React to Computer Defeat
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Go Players React to Computer Defeat

For decades, the ancient game of Go has stood out as the one board game that computers couldn't crack.

China's Quantum Space Pioneer: We Need to Explore the Unknown
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China's Quantum Space Pioneer: We Need to Explore the Unknown

Physicist Pan Jian-Wei is the architect of the world's first attempt to set up a quantum communications link between Earth and space—an experiment that is set to...

Genomics Pioneer Jun Wang on His New AI Venture
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Genomics Pioneer Jun Wang on His New AI Venture

Jun Wang is one of China's most famous scientists.

Andre Geim: Graphene's Buzz Has Spread
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Andre Geim: Graphene's Buzz Has Spread

More than 600 physicists have descended on Manchester, UK in the past few days for Graphene Week 2015.

CRISPR Germline Engineering—The Community Speaks
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CRISPR Germline Engineering—The Community Speaks

With the first papers appearing in the literature that describe CRISPR-Cas9 engineering of human reproductive cells, are we at a new Asilomar moment?

Mercury Mission Set to End with Dramatic Crash
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Mercury Mission Set to End with Dramatic Crash

On 30 April, after more than four years in orbit around Mercury, NASA's MESSENGER probe will plunge to its doom.

Smartphones Set for Large-Scale Health Studies
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Smartphones Set for Large-Scale Health Studies

Countless owners of smartphones and wearable devices are already using their devices to track their sleep, exercise, blood pressure and other measures of health...

The Mathematics Behind Internet Virality
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The Mathematics Behind Internet Virality

For a few days in late February, the world stopped to argue over a photograph.

Space-Time Visionary
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Space-Time Visionary

Thanks to theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, real science is embedded in Christopher Nolan's film Interstellar, in which explorers seek a new home for humankind.

Google Scholar Pioneer on Search Engine's Future
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Google Scholar Pioneer on Search Engine's Future

Anurag Acharya, co-creator of Google Scholar, talks about the service's history and what he sees for its future.

The Sci-Fi Optimist
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The Sci-Fi Optimist

Best-selling science-fiction writer Neal Stephenson's works cover everything from cryptography to Sumerian mythology.

Take a Virtual Voyage Into Darwin's Library
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Take a Virtual Voyage Into Darwin's Library

In his celebrated journey around the world on the HMS Beagle from 1831 to 1836, Charles Darwin collected a plethora of information on the geology, animals, plants...

Oscar-Winning Visual Effects Mastermind Behind Gravity, Talks Physics Lessons, NASA Imagery, and Defining the Art of CG 'Weightlessness' in Space
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Oscar-Winning Visual Effects Mastermind Behind Gravity, Talks Physics Lessons, NASA Imagery, and Defining the Art of CG 'Weightlessness' in Space

Tim Webber is a visual effects supervisor who has worked on an array of critically acclaimed blockbusters.

NASA's Chief Scientist on Mars, Moons, and Money
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NASA's Chief Scientist on Mars, Moons, and Money

Planetary geologist Ellen Stofan joined NASA in August as the agency's chief scientist, an overarching role in which she advises on the science of all NASA programmes...
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