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Moon dust-stained bag expected to fetch millions at auction

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Neil Armstrong's giant leap for mankind onto the moon allowed him to make several small scoops there as well. Collecting lunar dust and rocks in a specially designed decontamination bag to bring home, the rocks became national treasures.

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Cereal breakthrough: Scientists unveil wild wheat genome sequence capable of boosting future food production

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For the first time, researchers have identified the genome sequence of Wild Emmer – the original form of nearly all domesticated wheat – which will have a significant impact on global food safety and security.

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How to train your drugs: from nanotherapeutics to nanobots

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Nanotechnology is creating new opportunities for fighting disease – from delivering drugs in smart packaging to nanobots powered by the world's tiniest engines.

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What if Your Environmentally Correct Shoes Were Also Cute?

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While waiting to board a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Dr. Karli Cleary was approached by two 20-something women. They wanted to know, needed to know, where her pointy-toe red camo flats came from.

They also happen to be made from recycled plastic water bottles.

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Cosmos Controversy: The Universe Is Expanding, but How Fast?

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A small discrepancy in the value of a long-sought number has
fostered a debate about just how well we know the cosmos.

There is a crisis brewing in the cosmos, or perhaps in the community of cosmologists. The universe seems to be expanding too fast, some astronomers say.

Recent measurements of the distances and velocities of faraway galaxies don’t agree with a hard-won “standard model” of the cosmos that has prevailed for the past two decades.

Read the article on NYTIMES