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  • Nature trumps nurture when it comes to academic achievement, study says

    Nature trumps nurture when it comes to academic achievement, study says

    Let's imagine for a minute that family resources had no impact on the likelihood that an American student would graduate high school and go on to earn a college degree or beyond. In this idealized world, which factors would influence a student's likelihood of academic achievement, and how do nature...

  • Mars engineers laud rover's landing, prep for 'brain transplant'

    Mars engineers laud rover's landing, prep for 'brain transplant'

    The Curiosity rover’s landing wasn’t quite perfect -- but if the Martian robot were an Olympic gymnast, it could earn a gold medal for its gymnastic contortions, according to NASA engineers. The Mars Science Laboratory’s climactic Aug. 5 landing essentially happened on autopilot, with scientists...

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