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Jun. 22, 2012

Will China Blast Past America in Space?

China just ticked off another accomplishment in space: its first manned docking in orbit. Next stop...the Moon?

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Dec. 09, 2011

US Military Keeps Wary Eye On Asia’s Space Race

One expert says Asia’s space race could result in peaceful competition--or military conflict.

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Sep. 30, 2011

China Launches A Space Laboratory

Is the unmanned spacecraft the first step toward a Chinese space station?

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Oct. 26, 2007

Chinese Moon Mission Launch

This week, China launched Chang'e One, a robotic lunar orbiter. Does the launch mean the start of a new global space race?

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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The Myth of the Woolly Bear

\tLegend holds that the length of a woolly bear caterpillar’s color bands can be used to forecast how severe the winter weather will be. The myth dates back to colonial American folklore but was popularized by a 1948 study. SciFri finds out if there’s any truth to the lore, and what the caterpillar’s fuzzy bristles are really used for.

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