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What 'Deep Impact' might an asteroid make on Earth, astronauts ask

This week's meeting of the U.N. Security Council and its discussions of international political and economic crises are grabbing headlines, but astronauts are having a powwow of their own about another global concern: how to protect Earth from an asteroid or cometary impact...

September 25, 2008 — Jordan Lite and Michael Battaglia

No indictment for alleged Palin e-mail hacker

A federal grand jury today decided not to indict a University of Tennessee student in connection with the hacking of Republican vice presidential pick Sarah Palin's personal e-mail.

September 24, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

NIH director Zerhouni resigns

The head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is leaving the agency, he announced today, marking at least the second departure of a scientist from the Bush Administration in the last 24 hours...

September 24, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Science blogs: What are they good for, anyway?

60-Second Science Blog's favorite medium — the science blog, of course — is getting some props this week as a public service from some folks who have a vested interest in the enterprise: scientist-bloggers themselves...

September 24, 2008 — Jordan Lite

NOAA chief Conrad Lautenbacher resigns

The chief of the federal agency that keeps watch over US waters and weather patterns has resigned after seven years at the helm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)...

September 23, 2008 — Jordan Lite

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