A researcher works at the Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics in central China's Hubei province on June 9. Beijing's spending on research and development has increased over the past few years in an effort to re-establish the country's scientific prowess. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China Aims To Renew Status As Scientific Superpower

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Neil Johnson, a University of Miami physicist, developed this mathematical formula to predict insurgent attacks in war zones. Courtesy of Neil Johnson hide caption

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Math Can Predict Insurgent Attacks, Physicist Says

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Campers Mary Church and Jimmy Cong use their sense of smell to detect whether a chemical reaction has taken place. Amy Standen for NPR hide caption

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Blind Teens Tap Into Senses At Chemistry Camp

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Autism Risks: Genes May Not Play Biggest Role

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Last year, the Obama administration canceled plans to make Yucca Mountain the permanent storage site for the nation's nuclear waste. The half-built site is seen here in a file photo from 2006. Isaac Breekken/AP hide caption

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'Curiosity' On Mars

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Juno Heads To Jupiter

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A Trojan Asteroid Keeps Earth Company

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Video Pick: Rooftop Farming In Brooklyn

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Looking to Nature For Material Inspiration

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Teaching A Chimp To Speak In 'Project Nim'

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Fire Made Arctic Spew, Rather Than Absorb, Carbon

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