A newly released strain of disease-resistant rice thrives in a Japanese field. Science/AAAS hide caption

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'Super Rice' Deploys 'Snorkel' To Survive Floods
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Hurricane Ivan was photographed as it churned in the Gulf of Mexico late on Sept. 14 by astronaut Edward M. (Mike) Fincke aboard the International Space Station, 230 miles above Earth. File photo hide caption

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Recent Hurricanes Not Matched Since Middle Ages
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Environmental Engineering graduate student Daniel Tkacik (right) and engineer David Van Gilst analyze the composition of air samples sucked in from outside the plane. NASA hide caption

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Earth Science From The Sky: The Next Generation
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Scientists Identify 'Itchy' Neurons In Mice
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A group of chimpanzees in Mfou National Park, Cameroon. For the study, researchers analyzed the blood and tissue samples of nearly 100 chimps from Cameroon and Ivory Coast. Nathan Wolfe/Global Viral Forecasting Initiative hide caption

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Study: Deadly Malaria Strain Came From Chimps
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Being A Jockey Isn't Just Horsing Around
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Treating Ballast Water Could Fight Invasive Species
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Obama Picks Dr. Francis Collins To Head NIH
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False Signals Cause Misleading Brain Scans
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'Hurricane Highway' Islands: Rebuild Or Retreat?
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Hurricane Forecast Predicts Slightly Milder Season
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Surrounded By Plastic, NICU Infants Tested For Risk
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