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Science is about discovery and learning

The nature of discovery is that it is impossible to anticipate what you will find. Discovery-based research is most fruitful when new knowledge is sought for its own sake.There has been a fair amount of talk on social media lately about “wasteful” research spending.  493 more words

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How to create more medical breakthroughs? Get everyone on board

Here’s how to encourage new medical innovation, says visionary genetic researcher Geoffrey Siwo: Join forces with the people who need innovation the most, all over the world. 1,202 more words

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Tony Hawk Tries Out Some Weightless Skateboarding On "The Vomit Comet"

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Tony Hawk and fellow professional skater Aaron “Jaws” Homoki took a ride on the G-Force One airbus and attempted to pull off some weightless tricks. 44 more words

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Violent Volcanic Eruption In Costa Rica Smothers Capital City In Ash

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There have been no reported deaths, but suffocating ash has caused many to be admitted to hospital over the last week. Ezequiel Becerra/AFP/Getty Images… 38 more words

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New Research Shows Mars Is Emerging From an Ice Age

Mars is emerging from an ice age, a finding that could shed light on the past and future climates of both Mars and Earth, researchers said. 226 more words

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These Are Each State's Most Commonly Misspelled Word On Google

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In celebration of the Scripps US National Spelling Bee, the data-crunchers over at Google Trends have developed this map of the United States, which shows which word followed the sentence “how to spell… “ in their searches for each state. 27 more words

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