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Obama signs bill to fund 'Moonshot' research to cure cancer

Several months after President Obama laid out his plans to cure cancer in his last State of the Union address, he is signing legislation to do just that. Known as the 21st Century Cures Act, the bill will invest $1.8 billion in a Cancer Moonshot Task Force led by Vice President Joe Biden that aims …

Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump

Alarmed that decades of crucial climate measurements could vanish under a hostile Trump administration, scientists have begun a feverish attempt to copy reams of government data onto independent servers in hopes of safeguarding it from any political interference.<p>The efforts include a “guerrilla …

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Could An Asteroid Destroy The Earth? ‘Not A Lot We Can Do About It,’ Warns NASA Scientist

It has long been the stuff of Hollywood disaster movies, but a NASA scientist has now warned that humans are wholly unprepared for a surprise …

Donald Trump’s War on Science

Last week, the Space, Science, and Technology subcommittee of the House of Representatives tweeted a misleading story from Breitbart News: “Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate Alarmists.” (There is always some drop in temperature when El Niño transitions into La Niña—but there has …

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Was Einstein wrong? Controversial theory claims the speed of light is not a constant

A potentially divisive theory suggests Einstein may have been wrong to say the speed of light is a constant – and the claims could soon be tested …