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Dark Matter
New observations confirm that most of the cosmos seems to be made of so-called dark matter and dark energy, possibly particles or energy lurking somewhere in space but still never detected directly.
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Endeavour Lands in California
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Shooed from rainy Florida, space shuttle Endeavour and its seven-man crew landed in California.

Space Tourist Encourages Others
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Space tourist Dennis Tito said the trip to the International Space Station was worth the $20 million price tag.

Web Archive Opens a New Realm of Research
By JAMES GLANZ
A Web archive is transforming the quality of scientific research at institutions that are geographically isolated and, in many cases, financially precarious.

Model for Research Rises in a Third World City
By LARRY ROHTER
Through canny management and careful choices, the Research Support Foundation of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, is rapidly becoming a powerhouse in genomics.

SCIENCE ADVISER AT WORK
50 Years of Guiding Policy by Persuasion
By DENNIS OVERBYE
For half a century, William T. Golden has been on what he calls "the periphery of science," where policy and money meet the hot pursuit of nature's secrets.

Brainy Dolphins Pass the Human 'Mirror' Test
By MARK DERR
With brains second only to those of humans in relative size and complex social structures, dolphins are often considered geniuses of the seas.

One-of-a-Kind Souvenirs From Voyages of Discovery
By ELAINE SCIOLINO
"Voyages of Discovery," at the National Museum of Natural History, brings together the visual record left behind by British sea voyagers.


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• And the Winner Is . . .
• Letters: Barking Far and Wide

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Endeavour Lands in California 2:45 p.m. ET

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Tourist Arrives at Space Station 6:25 p.m. ET

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