Science: 2009

Obama Facing Tough Decision on Whether to Keep Aiming for the Moon

Not since Richard Nixon sat in the Oval Office has the United States faced a more difficult decision about what to do with its space
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Beyond the Yellow River: How China Became China

The cradle of Chinese civilization was long considered to be the regionaround the middle Yellow River. But ancient and complex cultures fromfar-flung corners of the
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Founding Dynasty or Myth?

ERLITOU, CHINA—In the 6th century B.C.E., Confucius referred to the ancient Xia dynasty as China’s first, based on documents that were old in his day.
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Archaeologists Raise The Old With the New

Researchers work to transform China’s development boom from a curse into a blessing for ancient sites   CHENGDU, CHINA—Amid tangles of highways and phalanxes of
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Landing The Looters

ARCHAEOLOGY IN CHINA   In the summer of 1998, a reservoir in a rural area of Hunan in southern China dried up. As the water
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Go East, Young Archaeologist

Zhijun Zhao started his career like many promising Chinese students: by studying in the United States with an eye to staying. He got his Ph.D.
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Bridging East and West

ARCHAEOLOGY IN CHINA: China’s far west, home to unique ancient cultures, may help reveal how technology and goods flowed from West to East to shape
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Millet on the Move

ARCHAEOLOGY IN CHINA: If you said rice was the most important grain in ancient China, you’d be wrong, according to some archaeologists, who believe lowly
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Can Bolden Banish NASA Blues?

Obama’s nominee for NASA administrator is trying to rally public support on the eve of the moon landing anniversary as an expert panel and Congress
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A Reprieve—and Risk

  The mission to give the Hubble Space Telescope a new lease on life is just the tail end of a long and bitter battle
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