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Big dreams for small spider scope: a long-shot approach may slash size, weight and power demand in space imaging. Aug 6, 2016 2051
Carbon quakes: an escape hatch from global warming may do some harm while doing good. Jan 24, 2015 3706
Heart of the matter: neutrinos' shifty behavior might help explain why the universe has so much stuff in it. Cover story Jan 26, 2013 3349
Soil's hidden secrets: shocking discoveries from the underground may shake up climate science. Jan 28, 2012 3322
The ultimate clock: keeping precise time on the universe's scale. Cover story Oct 22, 2011 2734
Stellar oddballs: Kepler spacecraft finds much more than exoplanets. Cover story Jun 4, 2011 2674
Continental hearts: ancient expanses called cratons pose a geological puzzle. Dec 18, 2010 2941
Black hole silhouette: scientists attempt to image a shadow and its tumultuous ring. Cover story Oct 9, 2010 2723
Life from scratch: relaunching biology from the beginning. Jul 3, 2010 3012
In pursuit of the briefest beat: attosecond pulses of light could open electrons' fast-paced world. Cover story Mar 27, 2010 3094
Quantum on quantum: entangled photons validate Feynman's vision for simulating nature. Essay Feb 27, 2010 1447
Uncloaked: in race to make things disappear, scientists gain ground on science fiction. Nov 21, 2009 3177
The star that ate a Mars: astronomers study white dwarf pollution for clues to extrasolar planet ingredients. Cover story Jul 18, 2009 2557
Cold panacea: two researchers proclaimed 20 years ago that they'd achieved cold fusion, the ultimate energy solution. The workwent nowhere, but the hope remains. Mar 14, 2009 2271
Ultra massive: as big as it gets: a black hole can consume anything in its path. These monsters can become huge--but perhaps only so huge. Oct 25, 2008 2909

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