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Pagophagia, Philae, and Frequent Flashes: NOVA Next Week in Review

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This Week’s NOVA Next Feature Article

As federal funding dries up, independent research institutes are looking to universities and corporations for support, raising concerns over external influence. NOVA Next contributor Peter Gwynne

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reports on the tight finances that could spell the end of independence for research centers.

Scientists project that lightning strikes could significantly increase in frequency by the turn of the next century.

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