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Would you spend eight months in Hawaii if you had to spend most of that time cooped up with five other make-believe Marstronauts?
Six volunteers have begun an eight-month stay in a Hawaii habitat, participating in a NASA-funded experiment that's meant to simulate life on Mars.
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What's up at NASA? The FCC? OSTP? We make sense of the alphabet soup that's being served up in science and technology policy.
Although President Donald Trump says he's ready to delve into the mysteries of space, he still has to make key appointments at NASA and other agencies deal
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One interesting finding is that Facebook ranks just as highly as a news source for Republicans as well as Democrats. But is it the same Facebook?
Will America come together in the wake of this week's presidential inauguration? The prospects for that appear dim, based on a trio of surveys.
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Tens of thousands of volunteers contributed surplus computer cycles to molecular protein studies that eventually could save lives.
Scientists enlist cutting-edge trends in genomics and big data to address one of the grand challenges of biotech: figuring out how protein molecules fold.
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The latest climate findings hint at a bad-news, good-news situation for us folks in the Pacific Northwest.
Climate researchers saythat 2016 was the hottest year on record, globally speaking, and that Seattle could become a rare bright spot for mild weather.
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Boeing practices the "Art of the Deal" by getting spaceship seats from the Russians and offering them to NASA. Plus an update on Air Force One!
NASA is considering a convoluted arrangement to reserve five more seats on Russian Soyuz capsules heading to and from the International Space Station, with
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Purple, purple everywhere when the University of Washington's Hyperloop team unveils its pod racer for this month's finals at SpaceX:
The University of Washington's Hyperloop team showed off its sleek pod racer and let fans take a peek under the carbon composite hood.
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What can we read into Donald Trump's declaration that we're "ready to unlock the mysteries of space" and "harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow"?
Donald Trump's first address as president may have sounded like a "Make America Great Again" campaign speech, but he did include at least a few bright word
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Elon Musk may be the alpha geek when it comes to billionaire rocketeers, but Jeff Bezos is no slouch.
Now for something completely different from Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos: His latest mass email isn't about jobs. It's about a rocket engine boost pump.
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President Barack Obama had a fair amount to say about the implications of the "new cyber age" for the future of democracy.
In the wake of a campaign marred by hacking, President Barack Obama says America's digital architecture will have to be fine-tuned to preserve democracy.
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Findings from UW researchers have implications for the tale of life's origins on Earth ... and perhaps on distant planets as well.
Researchers say multicellular life could have arisen in Earth's oceans more than 2 billion years ago, only to fall victim to a drop in oxygen levels.
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Amazon's funky Treasure Truck shows up in patent filings ... and may soon show up in a city near you.
If you're thinking about building a knockoff of Amazon's Treasure Truck, consider yourself warned: The design is now patented.
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Quantum fluctuations in space, science and society, chronicled by Alan Boyle
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Cosmic Log (est. 2002) brings together news about Mars, Hubble, SpaceShipTwo, ancient mysteries and scientific quirks, as told by science writer Alan Boyle.
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