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Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures to President Barack Obama as they arrive at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 12, 2014. (credit: GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

‘It Doesn’t Change Things Much': US-China Climate Pact Won’t Slow Warming

Don’t expect the landmark U.S.-China climate change agreement to nudge the world’s rising thermostat downward much on its own, scientists say.

11/13/2014

Nepalese health workers carry sacks of dead chickens at a poultry farm with a suspected bird flu outbreak in Nangkhel village on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Aug. 1, 2013. (credit: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists Plan Controversial Lab-Made H7N9 Bird Flu That’s Killed Dozens

Scientists who sparked an outcry by creating easier-to-spread versions of the bird flu for research purposes want to try such experiments again using a worrisome new strain. This time around, the U.S. government is promising extra scrutiny of such high-stakes research up front.

08/07/2013

NASA's planet-hunting telescope has discovered two planets that seem like ideal places for some sort of life to flourish. And they are just the right size and in just the right place. (Photo courtesy NASA/Getty Images)

NASA: Two Distant Planets Seem Ideal for Life

NASA’s planet-hunting telescope has discovered two planets that seem like ideal places for some sort of life to flourish. And they are just the right size and in just the right place.

04/19/2013

In this handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS, and captured by NASA's Curiosity rover, a rock outcrop called Link pops out from a Martian surface that is elsewhere blanketed by reddish-brown dust, showing evidence for an ancient, flowing stream, Sept. 2, 2012. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via Getty Images)

NASA: Mars Could Have Supported Primitive Life

NASA scientists say tests on a Mars rock show the planet could have supported primitive life.

03/12/2013

A detail view of a forensic scientist working with samples.  (credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Study: Older Male Scientists More Likely To Commit Research Fraud Than Females

According to a recent study, male and older scientists are more likely to commit research fraud than female or younger scientists.

01/25/2013

File photo of a bionic hand  (Photo credit: FABIO MUZZI/AFP/GettyImages)

Harvard Scientists Create ‘Cyborg’ Skin

It sounds like something that should be in one of the “Terminator” movies, but Harvard scientists have figured out how to integrate electronics with human tissue.

09/04/2012

A graphic showing traces of collision of particles at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experience is pictured with a slow speed experience at Universe of Particles exhibition of the the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) on Dec. 13, 2011 in Geneva. (credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

American Scientists Yet To Find Elusive ‘God Particle’

More scientists are getting closer in the search for the “God particle” of physics that would help explain the fundamentals of the universe, but they haven’t found it yet.

03/07/2012

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