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  • Scientists have discovered that on rare occasions, DNA takes on a different shape than its typical helix structure. This could mean that 'multiple layers' of information are stored in the genetic code.
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  • This year, NASA will launch its final Space Shuttle missions. The development of the Shuttle had sprung from the supersonic rocket planes of Chuck Yeager, and was an answer to the question: what is the best way to send man into space?
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  • Researchers have discovered new details surrounding the second-largest mass extinction in Earth's history. The new study shows that a loss of more than 75 percent of species in the world's oceans may have been linked to a cooling climate.
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  • An advanced rocket propulsion concept calls for heating a rocket´s propellant by focusing energy on it from ground-based lasers or microwave sources. The technology could cut the cost of putting payloads into orbit by a factor of five or more.
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  • A Day in the Life of Spirit
    Imagine spending a quarter of a cross-country trip devoted to backtracking. Imagine obstacles thrown randomly in your path--some soft trenches, others boulders the size of your wheel axle clearance. Imagine finally seeing the landscape crawl by at only inches per second.
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