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Genetically modified rice plants are shown in a lab in 2006. A new report from Pew Research shows a wide gap between perceptions of safety of GM foods between scientists and the general public. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Another Day, Another 'Close Call' Between Earth And An Asteroid

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Close-ups of a curious surface texture on Comet 67P nicknamed "goosebumps," all of them at a scale of around 3 meters and spanning areas more than 100 meters. ESA/Rosetta/MPS hide caption

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Australia's giant Parkes radio telescope detected a "fast radio burst," or FRB, last May. Researchers call FRBs, whose origins haven't been explained, "tantalizing mysteries of the radio sky." CSIRO/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Rocket Landing At Sea Was 'Close But No Cigar'

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Will we find signals from intelligent life in the next few decades? SETI astronomer Seth Shostak says yes. Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Why Should We Search For ET?

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NASA Hopes A Hack Will Overcome Mars Rover's Memory Gap

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Scientists Bring The Sun Down To Earth To Learn How It Works

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