NASA's GRAIL mission to study the moon launches aboard a Delta II rocket at Kennedy Space Center on Sept. 10. Sandra Joseph and Don Kight/NASA hide caption

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Launch Logistics: Speedy Rocket, Slow Electronics

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A Swainson's thrush flies a mock-migration in the wind tunnel at the University of Western Ontario. Science/AAAS hide caption

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Thirsty Birds 'Burn The Engine' In Flight

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Does getting home from your vacation spot always seem to take less time than getting there? A new scientific study provides an explanation for why. Harold M. Lambert/Lambert/Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Trip Home Seems To Go By Faster

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A Remnant From Algae In Malaria Parasite May Prove Its Weakness

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Researchers hope to keep the mosquito that transmits dengue, Aedes aegypti, from infecting humans using the Wolbachia bacterium. James Gathany/CDC Public Health Image Library hide caption

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Better You Than Me: Scientists Sicken Mosquitoes To Stop Dengue

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Don't Throw It Out: 'Junk DNA' Essential In Evolution

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Scientists now know why coffee rings have dark, well-defined edges, as seen in the image above. The research finding may have implications on the development of inks and paints. Marina Dominguez/NPR hide caption

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Scientists Crack The Physics Of Coffee Rings

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'Labs On A Chip' May Detect Diseases In The Field

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The Juno spacecraft, seen above Jupiter in this artist's rendering. Juno's primary mission is to improve our understanding of Jupiter's formation and evolution. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Three New NASA Missions Will Tour The Solar System

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Vampire bats have the ability to detect heat in their surroundings. This enables them to home in on animals that have blood vessels near the surface of their bodies. This vampire bat was caught in a net for a research study in Para, Brazil, in 2005. Mario Quadros/AP hide caption

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How Bloodsucking Vampire Bats Aim Their Bites

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Shining Light (Literally) On The Workings Of Cells

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Poor Peer Review Cited In Retracted DNA Study

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Genome Maps May Spot Disease In African-Americans

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