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To Dodge Blame, Officials Prepare Public For Worst

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'Kitchen Science': The Dinner Is In The Details

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Could The International Space Station Be Abandoned?

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"Can something be called chicken or pork if it was born in a flask and produced in a vat?" asks Michael Spector. "Questions like that have rarely been asked and have never been answered." iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Tube Burgers: The World Of In Vitro Meat

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Lionfish Threaten Coral Reefs Near Fla.

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Why Is It Hard To Predict A Hurricane's Intensity?

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Irene Causes Widespread Flooding In Northeast

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Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely

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Can Evolution Breed Better Communities?

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Hurricane Pours Over East Coast; More To Come

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Steve Jobs holds up an iPhone at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco in June 2010. Jobs resigned as Apple's CEO on Wednesday. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Does Jobs Have Place In History Beside Edison, Ford?

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The New Madrid earthquakes broke up rock like this section of rock face, which was later filled with sand. This photo, from Mississippi County, Mo., was taken in 1904. M.L. Fuller (Image 336)/USGS hide caption

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At New Madrid Fault, Shaky Guesses On Next Quake

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