Tech Entrepreneurs Bet Big On Asteroid Mining

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Local officials burn chicken coops in anticipation of a resurgence in bird flu in Jakarta, Indonesia, in January. Concerns about potential misuse of research into genes that control the contagiousness of flu have stymied publication. Tatan Syuflana/AP hide caption

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Chickens were killed in Hong Kong last December in an effort to halt the spread of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Death Penalty Research Flawed, Expert Panel Says

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Shuttle Discovery Leaves Florida For New Home

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The space shuttle Discovery is loaded onto the back of a modified 747 at Kennedy Space Center on April 15. The plane will ferry the shuttle to Washington, D.C., on April 17, where it will be permanently installed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Kim Shiflett/NASA hide caption

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Shuttle Discovery To Make Final Flight, Atop A 747

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An electron microscope view of the bird flu virus. PR Newswire hide caption

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Bird Flu Studies Mired In Export Control Law Limbo

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Two polar bears spar on the shoreline of the Hudson Bay in November 2007. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says there is a desperate need to have the Reagan-Udall Foundation up and running. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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FDA To Fund Controversial Research Foundation

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Policy On High-Risk Biological Research Tightened

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Health Department officials cull birds and put them in sacks after bird flu virus was detected in Bhubaneswar, India. Biswaranjan Rout/AP hide caption

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Bird Flu Studies Getting Another Round Of Scrutiny By Panel

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This giant squid was caught about 10 miles off the shores of Oahu, Hawaii, in 1981. The pupil of its eye measured more than 3.5 inches across. Current Biology hide caption

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Just How Big Are The Eyes Of A Giant Squid?

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An health official wearing protective gear culls a bird at a poultry farm after a naturally occurring bird flu virus was detected near Agartala, India, in January. Sushanta Das/AP hide caption

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Expert Panel To Give Controversial Bird Flu Research A Second Look

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