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Measuring the value of science

Reports about the worthy contributions of science to national economies pop up regularly all around the world – from the UK to the US and even the developing world.

dateApr 16, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Enrico Fermi and extraterrestrial intelligence

It's become a kind of legend, like Newton and the apple or George Washington and the cherry tree. One day in 1950, the great physicist Enrico Fermi sat down to lunch with colleagues at the Fuller Lodge at Los Alamos National ...

dateApr 08, 2015 in Astronomy
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'Pale blue dot' images turn 25

Valentine's Day is special for NASA's Voyager mission. It was on Feb. 14, 1990, that the Voyager 1 spacecraft looked back at our solar system and snapped the first-ever pictures of the planets from its perch at that time ...

dateFeb 16, 2015 in Space Exploration
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