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USATODAY - Science and Space Top Stories

Space shuttle blasts off on last night flight
Space shuttle Endeavour is rocketing toward the space station on one of the shuttle program's last scheduled missions.
      
 
 
02/08/2010 04:58 PM
Explorers' century-old whisky found in Antarctic
This Scotch has been on the rocks for a century.
      
 
 
02/05/2010 10:39 PM
Scientists celebrate evolution on Darwin's birthday
Darwin Day came in a big way last year with hundreds of Feb. 12 celebrations noting the bicentennial birthday of evolution's icon all over the globe.
      
 
 
02/05/2010 11:37 PM
Ask USA TODAY Weather
Where is the top of a tornado? How much melted snow does an inch of rain equal? Are we in an El Nino? These and many more weather questions are answered in our online weather Q and A column.
      
 
 
02/05/2010 05:38 PM
Butterflies losing habitats due to climate
A study of beleaguered butterflies in California provides some of the best clues yet as to how other animals may react to climate change, scientists say.
      
 
 
02/05/2010 04:19 PM
Mohawks, stripes: Dinosaurs had them before designers
Who knew dinos were so fashionable? Researchers now say they had color, from russet-colored feathers to a jazzy specimen with a Mohawk crest and stripes.
      
 
 
02/04/2010 09:21 PM
China doubles wind power in 1 year
China doubled the amount of energy generated from windmills last year, a report from the global wind industry said Wednesday.
      
 
 
02/03/2010 05:28 PM
Iran sends rocket with animal menagerie into space
Iran announced Wednesday it has successfully launched a research rocket carrying a mouse, two turtles and worms into space -- a feat President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said showed Iran could defeat the West in the battle of technology.
      
 
 
02/03/2010 05:41 PM
NASA's seven new space pioneers are companies
A half century ago the Mercury Seven embodied America's space future. Now it's the merchant seven: space companies for hire.
      
 
 
02/03/2010 05:39 PM
Medical groups assail patenting of human genes
Businesses argue in court that financial incentives are crucial.
      
 
 
02/03/2010 05:57 AM
President Obama kills NASA's moon mission plans
President Obama is redirecting America's space program, killing NASA's $100 billion plans to return astronauts to the moon and using much of that money for new rocket technology research.
     
 
 
02/02/2010 07:08 AM
What happens to those 3-D glasses after 'Avatar'?
Recycling programs are in place to deal with the 935,834 pairs of 3-D glasses worn daily to see 'Avatar.'
     
 
 
02/02/2010 02:10 AM
A science book worth your time
Time waits for no man. But when it comes to time, one man, Caltech physicist Sean Carroll, might be worth yours.
     
 
 
02/01/2010 04:45 PM
Study: Water vapor may help 'flatten global warming trend'
Why Earth's surface temperature hasn't warmed as expected puzzles scientists. Water vapor in the stratosphere may be a factor, says a new study.
     
 
 
01/29/2010 08:40 PM
Deadly fish virus found in Lake Superior
Researchers say a fatal fish virus has been found in Lake Superior for the first time, meaning it has spread to all the Great Lakes.
     
 
 
01/28/2010 01:05 AM