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The white stuff: Falling snow spotted above Mars

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, having already uncovered water ice in the soil of the Red Planet's northern polar plains, has now spotted another sight familiar to those of us who dwell in the higher latitude climes back on Earth: falling snow...

September 30, 2008 — John Matson

Nuclear proliferation: Are we moving toward Cold War 2.0?

If you thought the Cold War was over—that long nuclear standoff that shaped the last five decades of the 20th century—think again. Following his American counterpart, and perhaps prompted by new tensions over the war in Georgia and the agreement between the U.S...

September 30, 2008 — David Biello

Is testosterone to blame for the financial crisis?

If you've been blaming reckless men for the collapse of America's leading investment houses and the plunging markets, you may be on to something. High levels of testosterone are correlated with riskier financial behavior, new research suggests...

September 30, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Typhoons lashing Asia

Typhoon season is lasting longer than usual in Asia, with the region battling two storms and expecting a third.

At least two people are dead and 58 injured after Typhoon Jangmi battered Taiwan with flash floods and landslides yesterday, Agence-France Presse reports...

September 29, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Computer problem hobbles Hubble

A problem with one of the Hubble Space Telescope's computers this weekend disabled the satellite's data relay system and will delay next month's shuttle Atlantis maintenance mission—the final trip to the telescope—until the crew can be trained in how to install a replacement system...

September 29, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

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