Astronauts may have a particular affinity for Tabasco sauce in space because their sense of smell and taste is distorted. John Rose/NPR hide caption

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Why Astronauts Crave Tabasco Sauce

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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, seen in this artist's rendering, will be built on the peak of the Cerro Pachon mountain in Chile and will survey every patch of the night sky. The data the telescope will collect will allow researchers to "answer fundamentally different questions about the universe," says one astronomer. Todd Mason/LSST Corp. hide caption

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New Telescope To Make 10-Year Time Lapse Of Sky

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Mosquitoes like this one can carry the virus that causes dengue fever. James Gathany/CDC Public Health Image Library hide caption

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Deconstructing Dengue: How Old Is That Mosquito?

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Want To Make A Giant Telescope Mirror? Here's How

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AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon is seen swimming behind a much smaller wild Atlantic salmon of the same age. AquaBounty has been trying to get government approval to sell its salmon for more than a decade. Courtesy of AquaBounty Technologies hide caption

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Biotech Firms Caught In Regulatory No Man's Land

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For Lab Mice, The Medical Advances Keep Coming

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Leonardo DaVinci noted that when trees branch, smaller branches have a precise, mathematical relationship to the branch they sprang from. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The Wisdom Of Trees (Leonardo Da Vinci Knew It)

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Cruising To Mars: The Rover's Tasks

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The compact car-sized Mars Science Laboratory is due to land on the red planet on Aug. 6, 2012. It is equipped with a suite of instruments to study rocks and soils, and take other measurements. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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New Roving Science Lab Charts A Course For Mars

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Flies are attracted to glycerol, a chemical in beer produced during fermentation. Understanding more about the genes responsible for taste and smell in flies could help make powerful insect repellents. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Beer Or Sugar Water? For Flies, The Choice Is Pale Ale

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A jury member feels a piece of duck foie gras during a contest of local producers and producers from southwestern France. BOB EDME/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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American astronomer Edwin Hubble looks through the eyepiece of the 100-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles, 1937. In 1929, Hubble proposed that the more distant a galaxy is, the faster it appears to be receding from us, a concept that has become known as Hubble's law. Margaret Bourke-White/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Credit Controversy: Who Made Key Cosmos Discovery?

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Nicolaus Copernicus made the astounding claim that Earth revolves around the sun, not the other way around. He's seen here circa 1515. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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For Copernicus, A 'Perfect Heaven' Put Sun At Center

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