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American gives Picasso art to University of Sydney

An anonymous American donor has given a Pablo Picasso painting worth millions to the University of Sydney on the condition the school use proceeds from the painting's sale to fund scientific research, officials said Wednesday.Full story

China leads challenge to 'scientific superpowers'

China and other emerging nations such as Brazil and India are becoming leaders in science to rival traditional "scientific superpowers" such as the United States, Europe and Japan, a top British academy said on Monday. Full story

Amelia Earhart investigation yields small clues

Scientific investigations have revealed that human DNA may be present in fragments of material which could provide crucial information about the fate of Amelia Earhart, the legendary pilot who disappeared 74 years ago while flying over the Pacific Ocean in a record attempt to circle the world at the Full story

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In January 1996, Kathy Giusti, a wife and mother, received a fatal diagnosis of an aggressive type of blood cancer. She tells TODAY’s Ann Curry that her ultimate goal is to live to see a cure.

  Study: Woman attracted to men in pricey cars

The findings of a new scientific study might not surprise anyone, but researchers found that women find men more attractive when they are driving high-end cars. KOB-TV's Jeremy Jojola reports.

  Taking politics out of stem cell research

March 9: NBC's Robert Bazell explains how Obama's reversal of Bush-era stem cell research restrictions signals a major change of attitude towards scientific research.

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Sept. 3: New scientific research suggests people may be born with a monogamous gene. Psychotherapist Laura Berman and NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman weigh in on the findings.

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