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  • 5 Nov 1996

    Like haze in the Smokey Mountains, dust clouds in the interstellar void can blot out a picturesque view. Unlike haze, the composition of these dust clouds is a mystery.

  • 5 Nov 1996

    WASHINGTON--After a devastating loss 3 years ago, NASA is about to make another try for Mars. The Global Surveyor satellite, set for launch on 6 November, is designed to probe the geology and climate of Earth's closest known planetary cousin.

  • 5 Nov 1996

    LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA--In a post-Cold War thaw of major proportions, the government's nuclear weapons program is putting together a new initiative that could funnel as much as $100 million next year to basic researchers at universities.

  • 4 Nov 1996

    Chemists have identified a family of compounds that may someday help prevent kidney damage from lupus, a common autoimmune disorder that afflicts up to 2 million Americans.

  • 4 Nov 1996

    Noise to Help You ThinkNoise and thinking may seem incompatible to anyone but a teenager doing homework with rock music blaring in the background.

  • 4 Nov 1996

    Astrophysics Satellites Crippled After LaunchOne astrophysics spacecraft is dead and another crippled following a trouble-plagued launch off the Virginia coast on 4 November.

  • 1 Nov 1996

    An international team of scientists has isolated and cloned a gene for the most common form of Fanconi anemia, a rare and often fatal disease.

  • 1 Nov 1996

    WASHINGTON--It's Clinton by a landslide--at least in terms of which campaign staff did a better job in lining up scientists and engineers behind their man.

  • 1 Nov 1996

    Why are some "color-blind" people able to perceive an almost normal range of colors while others see barely more than a two-toned world?

  • WASHINGTON--A 12-year-old fight over allegations that one group of researchers misappropriated another's discovery during peer review ended abruptly late in the night on 31 October.

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