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Bill Nye the Science Guy to orbit on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Following the great, if not successful, tech tradition of Mark Cuban and Steve Wozniak, Bill Nye will be joining Snooki to strut his stuff.

By September 4, 2013

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Orbital's Antares rocket makes successful test flight

The Antares launched smoothly from Virginia's Wallops Flight Facility and released a simulated cargo ship. It's slated to follow SpaceX's Falcon 9 as a commercial ISS resupply craft.

By April 21, 2013

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Ep. 1392: Where we're fuzzy on the science

On today's show, we'll tell you about the battle between FDA and 23andMe, how to pay for anonymous medical advice with Bitcoins, the fluid grammatical and changes brought on by online messaging, and a Pepsi challenge with Monster audio cables.

By November 26, 2013

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Company test pilots on call for first commercial flights to orbit

Three companies vying for NASA contracts to help develop commercial manned spacecraft say they're on track, budgets permitting, for initial test flights with company pilots in 2015-16.

By January 9, 2013

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NASA science satellite lost in $424 million launch failure

The Glory satellite, designed to measure solar energy reaching Earth's atmosphere and the effects of aerosols on global climate, crashes into the south Pacific Ocean.

By March 4, 2011

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Whip-smart whippersnappers at Google Science Fair

Boonsri Dickinson gets happily intimidated by school kids who are inventing cutting-edge sailboats, keeping trains from derailing, and seem on the verge of finding a cure for cancer.

By July 13, 2011

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Ep. 1393: Science education: it's a crisis, people

Hey, you know what we need a ribbon for, people? We need a ribbon for the fact that less than a third of U.S. students have even basic proficiency in science education. Science. Education. You know, the foundations of the universe? The familiarity with physics and electronics that leads to inventions like cars, computers, and fancy tablet computers? This is a serious problem, and sure, there's other news today, but this? This is important. Love, Molly.

By January 25, 2011

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Ambitious Mars Science Lab rover set for Saturday launch

After a break for Thanksgiving, NASA plans to launch a $2.5 billion nuclear-powered rover to Mars for a long-awaited mission to look for evidence of carbon compounds and past or present habitability.

By November 24, 2011

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Falling science satellite poses little risk, NASA says

An old NASA satellite is expected to fall back into the atmosphere late this month, resulting in a shower of debris, more than 1,000 pounds of which will hit the ground. But experts say public risk is minimal.

By September 9, 2011

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Stem cell order tests science-politics relationship

Democrats charged during the Bush administration that science research became politicized. Obama's presidential memorandum signed this week promises to avoid that pitfall. Will it work?

By March 10, 2009