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The Space Shuttle Endeavour is situated in it's new home at the hangar in the California Science Center on October 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour is on its last mission - a 12-mile creep through city streets, past an eclectic mix of strip malls, mom-and-pop shops, tidy lawns and faded apartment buildings. Its final destination is the California Science Center in South Los Angeles where it will be put on display. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (Photo by Lawrence K. Ho-Pool/Getty Images)

Expert Panel: NASA Seems Lost In Space, Needs Goal

A panel of outside experts says NASA is adrift without a coherent vision for where it should be going.


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230-Million-Year-Old Tiny Bugs Found Trapped In Amber

Scientists have found three well preserved ancient insects frozen in amber — and time — in what is Earth’s oldest bug trap.


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National Academy Of Sciences Uranium Study Leader Following Virginia Study

Like many fellow Virginia residents, the chairman of National Academy of Sciences panel that studied uranium mining is following the issue as the state wrestles with the possibility of ending a 30-year ban on mining the radioactive metal.


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National Academy Of Sciences Weighs Benefits And Risks Of Uranium Mining In Virginia

A National Academy of Sciences panel that examined the prospect of uranium mining in Virginia has scheduled its final meeting on the report. The state is considering lifting a 30-year ban on uranium mining in Virginia.