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Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

A new study shows that soybean plants can be redesigned to increase crop yields while requiring less water and helping to offset greenhouse gas...

New Study Outlines ‘Water World’ Theory of Life’s Origins

Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet...

Images From NASA Mars Rover Include Mysterious Bright Spots

Images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on April 2 and April 3 include bright spots, which might be due to the sun glinting...

NASA’s OCO-2 Brings Sharp New Focus on Global Carbon

Simply by breathing, humans have played a small part in the planet-wide balancing act called the carbon cycle throughout our existence. However, in the...

The Search for Seeds of Black Holes

How do you grow a supermassive black hole that is a million to a billion times the mass of our sun? Astronomers do not...

NuSTAR Reveals Radioactive Matter in Supernova Remnant

Using its X-ray vision to observe what is left of a massive star that exploded long ago, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) spacecraft has shed...

Method for Delivering HIV-Fighting Antibodies Proven Even More Promising

In 2011, biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) demonstrated a highly effective method for delivering HIV-fighting antibodies to mice—a treatment that protected the mice...

Data-intensive ecology needed to understand what makes biosphere tick

Have you looked closely at a local pond, meadow or forest--or at nature in your suburb or city--and observed changes in it over time?...

Worry on the Brain: Researchers pinpoint neural circuitry that promotes anxiety

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 18 percent of American adults suffer from anxiety disorders, characterized as excessive worry or tension...

Ladies And Gentlemen, Boot Your Robots!

Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., was the place to be late last month for an unusual two-day competition: the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials. But...

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