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The Challenges of Breeding Pandas in Captivity

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Zookeepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington D.C. were overjoyed when a female giant panda gave birth to her second cub. But a week…read more

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Is Climate Change Making Hurricanes More Intense?

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Is human-made climate change affecting the number and intensity of hurricanes around the world? Kerry Emanuel, professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of…read more

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Unpredictable Weather Causes Pain for Beekeepers

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Although many do not realize it, bees are an essential part of our agricultural system. Farmers around the country use bees from apiaries like the…read more

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Will Natural Gas Power the Future?

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Colorado, like many other states around the country, gets most of its energy from burning coal. Skeptics have criticized coal for being a pollutant, and…read more

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Christopher J. Scolese, Director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, left, congratulates, MSL Entry, Descent and Landing Engineer Adam Steltzner as they look at the first images of Mars to come from the Curiosity rover.

“Curiosity” Hopes to Provide Answers on Mars

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“Seven minutes of terror” was how NASA scientists described the final blind minutes of the new Mars rover’s descent to the so-called “Red Planet”. Curiosity,…read more

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