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2011-05-26 10:10:18

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are often thought to be solitary behemoths that live and feed in the open ocean.

2011-05-24 11:20:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce the inaugural lecture of the Lee Hamilton Lecture Series on Civil Discourse and Democracy will take place on Wednesday, May 25 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

2011-05-24 11:00:00

You don't have to be a rocket scientist or an astronaut to work for NASA.

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2011-04-24 16:25:43

NASA has targeted research investigating the intersection of climate and biological studies.

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2011-04-14 14:24:03

On Friday, scientists will join together at Yale University for a forum that could overturn the three century old method for naming newly discovered nature.

2011-04-13 00:00:27

Riptide Software, Inc. was awarded a new prime contract by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), to provide technical solutions to support the modernization of Army training ranges worldwide. (PRWEB) April 12, 2011 Riptide Software, Inc.

2011-04-12 12:42:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After 30 years of spaceflight, more than 130 missions, and numerous science and technology firsts, NASA's space shuttle fleet will retire and be on display at institutions across the country to inspire the next generation of explorers and engineers.

2011-04-04 15:15:00

New Series Will Provide Safe Political Space for Important Discussions WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has announced a new initiative launching April 8, 2011: The National Conversation at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

2011-03-25 11:56:09

In 1964 biologist William Hamilton introduced Inclusive Fitness Theory to predict and explain phenomena ranging from animal behavior to patterns of gene expression.

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2011-03-21 05:55:00

The Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History in Washington has paid $10,000 to two Lorton Virginia doctors a year after a meteorite crashed through the roof and landed in the examination room of their practice.


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