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Bombing the TestObama and Romney both get failing grades for their nuclear weapons policies.
The Dark-Matter AgesThe U.S. may be losing its place as the world leader in frontier physics research.
Cutting Carbon Dioxide Isn’t EnoughWe have to invest in technology to remove the CO2 already in the atmosphere.
How Close Are We to Doomsday?The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says we’re five minutes to midnight.
Whose Space-Exploration Policy Is Better—Obama’s or Romney’s?A close look at the candidates’ views on NASA, the International Space Station, and more.
A Quantum LeapThe discovery of the Higgs boson particle puts our understanding of nature on a new firm footing.
It’s Time for the U.S. To Finally Sign the Nuclear-Test-Ban TreatyA recent report removes all of the legitimate scientific objections to ratifying the agreement.
Ohio Kids Are Doing Better at Common Core Tests (but Only Because Ohio Defines “Better” Creatively)
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