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You May Be Drinking Wastewater Without Knowing It
2012-01-13 13:06:41

According to a report by the National Research Council (NRC), more Americans are drinking recycled wastewater, whether they are aware of it or not.

2012-01-05 15:47:05

The draft 10-year strategic plan for the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) -- which shapes and coordinates climate and related global environmental change research efforts of numerous agencies and departments across the federal government -- is "evolving in the right direction," but several key issues could strengthen these planning efforts.

2011-12-01 10:42:59

The effectiveness of using specific fungi as mycoherbicides to combat illicit drug crops remains questionable due to the lack of quality, in-depth research, says a new report from the National Research Council.

2011-11-11 01:43:28

The magnitude and depth of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will require an unprecedented effort to determine the extent and severity of ecological damage and to develop restoration plans for affected areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

2011-11-04 21:24:07

The federal government should embark on a coordinated, funded, and sustained effort to dispose of approximately 45,000 excess and underutilized facilities.

National Convocation Highlights Best Practices For Improving STEM Education
2011-09-27 04:09:42

Leaders and educators share effective approaches in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, with 31 interactive exhibits showing the latest innovations supporting science teaching and learning.

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2011-09-14 22:55:27

An event at Drexel University government leaders and educators to share effective approaches in science, technology, engineering and math education.

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2011-09-08 04:10:14

NASA must maintain a strong, highly trained astronaut corps to reliably meet the crew requirements of the International Space Station (ISS) and to account for unexpected attrition or demands of other missions.

NASA Called Upon to Create Plan For Dealing With Space Junk
2011-09-02 04:18:43

While NASA has "responsibly" used its resources in detecting meteoroids and orbital debris, the growing amount of space junk and the danger it poses to the crew of the International Space Station requires additional funding for the U.S. space agency's detection and monitoring efforts.


Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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