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Budget Cuts May Hinder Discovery of 1st Alien Earth

Astronomers are closer than ever to finding a true alien Earth, though the process may be slowed by budget cuts, scientists told members of Congress Thursday (May 9). Full story

How Much Say Should Congress Have in Science Funding?

A battle over science is under way in the halls of the Capitol, with some in Congress calling for more say in which research projects receive federal dollars. Full story

House Republican attacks National Science Foundation

The chair of the House Science Committee wants to be able to decide what the National Science Foundation funds. Full story

Why studying duck penises matters

   The right-wing noise machine loves picking out its favorite targets of so-called government waste, but research matters--yes, even a study of duck genitalia. Chris Hayes describes how and why.

Who Will Pay for Obama's Ambitious Brain Project?

The initial funding for a major new brain research initiative will come largely from the National Institutes of Health and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), with contributions from the National Science Foundation and private foundations, officials said today (April 2). Full story

Historic camp discovered in Antarctica

More than 100 years after two groups of men raced each other to be the first to reach the South Pole, modern-day explorers have rediscovered what appears to be one of their camp sites on the slopes of the world's southernmost volcano. Full story

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