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  • Inside the GOP's science policy: A talk with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas)

    Inside the GOP's science policy: A talk with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas)
    Republican control of both houses of Congress gives the GOP extraordinary power over science policy in the United States. Last month, we had a lengthy discussion of the party's interests and outlook in scientific research with Rep. John Culberson (R-...
  • President Obama, others on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski

    President Obama, others on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski
    Soon after Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced Monday she wouldn't seek a sixth term in office, comment began rolling in from across the country. President Barack Obama "Senator Mikulski is more than just a legendary senator for the people of Maryland,...
  • What are those bright spots? As Dawn nears Ceres, mystery remains

    What are those bright spots? As Dawn nears Ceres, mystery remains
    As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft gets ready to enter orbit around Ceres -- the first dwarf planet  visited by a satellite -- mission scientists are using new images to try to understand strange and surprising features on its icy surface. Dawn will...
  • Deerfield Public Library's Read of the Week: 'The Martian'

    Deerfield Public Library's Read of the Week: 'The Martian'
    If you are turned off by "The Martian" because you have heard it has science-fiction tendencies, I urge you to reconsider. "The Martian" by Andy Weir is an amazing novel; I could not put it down and already have plans to re-read it. The story is...
  • 28.8 million tons of Sahara desert fertilize the Amazon [video]

    28.8 million tons of Sahara desert fertilize the Amazon [video]
    The Amazon rainforest is fertilized in part by phosphorus from a dry lake bed in the Sahara desert, researchers say in a new report that shows how different parts of our planet are connected in deep and surprising ways. The findings were published...
  • Drones play a role in Hampton Roads science, research

    Drones play a role in Hampton Roads science, research
    In a few months, a pair of small unmanned drones will soar over forests and swamps in southwestern Nigeria, their onboard cameras scanning the ground for the remains of a lost civilization. They'll be sussing out the scars of large-scale ditches and...
  • NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study

    NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study
    Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants. They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...
  • Frank DiBello: Pushing for a Florida spaceport for private liftoffs

    Frank DiBello: Pushing for a Florida spaceport for private liftoffs
    Frank DiBello is president of Space Florida, the state-chartered agency now seeking development of a spaceport in Florida. He also is chairman of the international Commercial Spaceflight Federation. DiBello, 72, recently spoke with Sentinel staff reporter...
  • 'Siberian Express' freeze in eastern U.S. to continue into next week

    The deep freeze that broke records in hundreds of cities across the eastern half of the United States on Friday will last most of next week. Another widespread round of ice, snow or freezing rain is set to start falling Saturday from Missouri to the mid-...
  • Spacewalking astronauts turn cable guys in 1st of 3 jobs

    Spacewalking astronauts turn cable guys in 1st of 3 jobs
    Astronauts stepped out on a spacewalk Saturday to perform some tricky cable work needed before new American-made crew capsules can dock at the International Space Station. It was the first of three spacewalks planned for NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore...
  • Spacewalking astronauts route cables outside International Space Station

    Spacewalking astronauts route cables outside International Space Station
    Spacewalking astronauts routed more than 300 feet of cable outside the International Space Station on Saturday, tricky and tiring advance work for the arrival of new American-made crew capsules. It was the first of three spacewalks planned for NASA...