Brandon Keim

Nov. 07, 2008

Science Challenges for the Next Administration

Now that the election is over, President-elect Obama is beginning to assemble his transition team. In this segment, we'll talk about the key science-related issues facing the Obama administration, from energy policy to health care.

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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