Residents survey the destruction after a tornado hit Pratt City, Ala., on April 27. Short-term forecasting of twisters like the ones that swept the South this week has grown increasingly accurate, but long-term forecasting remains highly unreliable. Butch Dill/AP hide caption

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'Brood 19' Cicadas Poised To Swarm The South

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For NASA, What Comes After The Shuttle Program?

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NASA Scrubs Shuttle Launch

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Changes In Great Lakes Threaten Transplanted Fish

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The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Is Put On Hold

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Medicine, Murder And The History of Transfusion

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Sleep-Deprived Rats Take 'Brain Naps'

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Bug News Roundup: Ant Rafts, Robot Caterpillars

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'Annoying' Book Probes The Science Of Irritations

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Electric Car Gets Its 'Revenge'

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Cape Wind Project Wins Construction Approval

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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer is loaded into the vehicle that would take it to the space shuttle launchpad on March 15. The $2 billion cosmic ray detector will be carried to the International Space Station on Endeavour's final flight. NASA hide caption

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On The Shuttle, A $2 Billion Bid To Find Antimatter

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Shuttle Program Helped Advance Technology

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