The Answers Are In

Both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney say that innovation is needed to grow the US economy, as their answers to questions posed by the grassroots organization ScienceDebate reflect. The candidates submitted their thoughts on 14 science and science policy-related questions.

Obama and Romney both say they strongly support research and development.

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Labs in the US and South Korea are hoping to bring the woolly mammoth back from beyond extinction, Newsweek writes.

Geneticist Adam Rutherford speaks with National Geographic about paleogenetics, race, and more.

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