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File photo of a meteor from a meteor shower entering the Earth's atmosphere. (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Life May Have Come To Earth From Outer Space

A new study claims that life may have come to Earth in the form of extraterrestrial microbes that survived a trip through outer space.

09/27/2012

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Washington University Researchers Uncover New Way to Treat Diabetes, Obesity

It all has to do with disabling the protein that turns white fat cells in our bodies – the fat which stores excess calories – into brown fat cells which help burn calories.

08/03/2012

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Another Year of Math in Illinois High Schools

If the governor gives his blessing, next year’s class of freshmen will have to complete four years of math instead of the current three to graduate.

05/11/2012

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Let’s Get It On? Study Finds Sex-Deprived Flies Turn To Booze

NEW YORK (AP) — Guys, when your sweetheart says “No thanks” to sex, do you knock back a few stiff drinks to feel better? Turns out fruit flies do pretty much the same thing. That’s […]

03/15/2012

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Saving the Sheepnose and Spectaclecase

The sheepnose and spectaclecase mussels will be protected following an agreement reached last summer between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Washington, Center for Biological Diversity.

03/13/2012

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Science Center Offers Up Big Slice of Pi

More than 3.14 reasons to attend this weekend.

03/09/2012

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Tutoring Centers for St. Louis

The nonprofit centers would serve children attending any St. Louis public school in which a majority of students scored less than “proficient” on the most recent statewide assessment.

03/07/2012

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Universities Receiving Less Funding for Science, Engineering

With all the talk of the “knowledge-based economy” being America’s future, the National Science Foundation suggests state government is going the wrong way.

01/23/2012

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Wash U. Professor Leads Effort to Rewrite Way Science is Taught in U.S. Classrooms

Michael Wysession Ph.D heads up group formulating national standards for science education.

10/26/2011

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Sun Flare Misses Earth, More to Come

Sun is going into a three to five year busy solar flare cycle.

08/09/2011

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