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U.S. scientists win Nobel Prize for ‘internal clock’ research

Three U.S. scientists who have made important discoveries about the circadian clock have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.

Pluto: Ready for its close-up

The New Horizons spacecraft approaches Pluto, offering humans their first close-up view of a solar system outpost, after a 10-year journey.
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A cool idea at the White House Science Fair: Vaccines +...

Anurudh Ganesan's Google Science Fair entry, the VAXXWAGON, is a cooler for vaccines powered by bike riding rather than ice or electricity, which can be scarce resources.
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U.S.-led cybersecurity contest gets more global

Thousands of students from around the world are taking part in a global cybersecurity contest aimed at finding talent and boosting interest in the field.

Getting connected: People use balloons, the sun and white space to...

“A world without Internet would be like a world without light.” Millions of people around the world are using new ideas to get their Internet access.
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The invention that lit up the world…on this day

Hundreds gathered on New York City's Pearl Street one afternoon in September 1882 to watch an entire city block come to life. Inside a...
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New biometric technology helps keep borders safe

New facial-comparison technology helps catch impostors trying to sneak into the United States using other people's documents.
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Drop by drop, Israeli-American scientist grows food in the desert

In Israel's Negev Desert, a scientist helped figure out a way to bring water to crops in dry regions, first in the Middle East and then around the world.
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A promising approach boosts oil production — cleanly

It may be counterintuitive, but a new law could make fossil fuel companies leaders in kicking carbon capture into the mainstream — and helping the environment.