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Daring Philae Comet Landing Named Top Breakthrough of 2014
Comet 67P/C-G seen from Rosetta
December 19th, 2014
The first-ever soft landing of a robotic probe the surface of a comet has just been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2014 by the journal Science.
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From Drawing to Morphology: Sandy Kawano
Sandy Kawano creates 3-D fossil models
November 6th, 2014
A childhood love of drawing leads Sandy Kawano into a branch of biology studying in animal body shapes
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Celebrating Silly Science at the Ig Nobels: How to Watch Live Tonight
2010 Ig Nobel Awards
September 18th, 2014
Science lovers with a sense of humor take note: it's almost time for the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, hosted by Harvard University.
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The Dark Side of Research — When Chasing Prestige Becomes the Prize
Researcher with books, prestige, research
December 4th, 2014
Science has always been competitive. There are more ideas for new research projects than there is money to fund them – and there are more people wanting to pursue careers in research than there are jobs for them to fill.
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Ig Nobels to Honor the Hilarious Side of Science on Thursday
The Ig Nobel Prize mascot.
September 17th, 2014
Don't think science is funny? Think again. The 24th annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, an event that honors the hilarious side of scientific research and discovery, is being held this week.
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Why Research Trumps 'Certainty' (Op-Ed)
US Army scientists analyze samples
September 22nd, 2014
It is comforting to feel like we understand the world around us and reassuring to have an explanation for everything. But where does our understanding come from and how reliable is it?
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