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    Purdue University's most recent Nobel laureate has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's pick for its new College of Arts and Sciences dean - a prominent researcher and member of the National Academy of Sciences - will be among one of the highest-paid administrators at the university.

  • President Barack Obama wipes his face as he speaks about climate change, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Georgetown University in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    CIA studying how to control the world's weather

    Central Intelligence Agency dollars are going toward a 21-month research project aimed at answering this question: Can mankind control the world's weather?

  • American Happiness by The Washington Times

    BOVARD: Dollars for smiles

    The Obama administration is financing research to devise a new gauge for measuring Americans' happiness. A National Academy of Sciences panel is analyzing proposals for surveying Americans' "subjective well-being." But there are grave perils in any "national happiness index" Uncle Sam might concoct.

  • Paul Locke, chairman of the committee that wrote a National Academy of Sciences report on the safety of mining uranium in Virginia, says "there are still many unknowns" about the safety of lifting a ban on mining the radioactive material. (Associated Press)

    Study: 'Steep hurdles' for uranium mining in Virginia

    There are "steep hurdles to be mounted" for Virginia to safely mine uranium, according to a much-anticipated two-year study on the process, released Monday by the National Academy of Sciences.

  • Space junk littering orbit; might need cleaning up

    Space junk has made such a mess of Earth's orbit that experts say we may need to finally think about cleaning it up.

  • This computer-generated graphic provided by NASA shows images of objects in Earth orbit that are currently being tracked. Space junk has made such a mess of Earth's orbit that experts say it may need to be cleaned up. (Associated Press/NASA)

    Space junk littering orbit; might need cleaning up

    Space junk has made such a mess of Earth's orbit that experts say we may need to finally think about cleaning it up.

  • Uranium firm urges Va. towns to keep 'open mind'

    A company seeking to mine a 119-million pound southern Virginia uranium deposit has sent letters to localities urging officials to "keep an open mind" before the release of studies that could affect whether the General Assembly votes to overturn the nearly 30-year ban on the practice.

  • Illustration: EPA by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    DOULL & WADDELL: Balancing policy with science

    As we move to make our world safer from chemi- cals, it is criti- cal that we not use politics to determine environmental policy. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must maintain a clear commitment to reviewing all relevant science in the determination of policy, not just the science that leads to a preconceived conclusion. Major policy changes in this space should produce health benefits, and those benefits must be communicated to the public.

  • Scientists defend global warming work

    Six months after "climategate" called into question the science underpinning claims of global warming, the National Academy of Sciences said Wednesday the science is sound, human-caused warming is already occurring, and the U.S. must take urgent action.

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A delegate checks out a giant globe that displays the warming of the Earth's oceans in the U.S. pavilion in Copenhagen on Wednesday. The United Nations says this decade is on track to become the hottest since records began in 1850.

    Climate scientists to fight back at skeptics

    Undaunted by a rash of scandals over the science underpinning climate change, top climate researchers are plotting to respond with what one scientist involved said needs to be "an outlandishly aggressively partisan approach" to gut the credibility of skeptics.

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