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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Russians Approach Pristine Antarctic Lake
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Russian scientists drilling toward Lake Vostok, an enormous body of fresh water sealed off beneath Antarctic ice for 35 million years, have until Sunday to reach their goal before flying out at the end of the summer field season, NPR reports. But with less than 30 meters to go, it's looking like they'll fall short and have to resume months later. "They didn't get to the moon first; they really, really want to be the first people to drill into a subglacial lake. And they want to do it right," geoscientist Robin Bell of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, told NPR.