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Iconic diamonds shed light on our planet’s inner world

Researchers have discovered that the world's largest, most famous diamonds were formed in a different part of the Earth's mantle and through a …

Scientists take on what was once thought impossible: reversing aging

Thinning and graying hair, wrinkles, arthritis, cataracts, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and maybe dementia. The list of age-related maladies is …

Telomere

Evolution Made Really Smart People Long to Be Loners

Psychologists have a pretty good idea of what typically makes a human happy. Dancing delights us. Being in nature brings us joy. And, for most …

Urban wildlife needs more room to breathe

Patrick Barkham is rightly worried about the impacts of urbanisation on our wildlife (Notebook, 13 December). London is home to more than 13,000 species of fauna, flora and fungi, but we are expected to accommodate a population increase equivalent to the size of Leeds by 2050, and building density …

Wildlife

Underwater mysteries: Genes reveal how the seahorse got its snout and why males get pregnant

They were once seen as symbols of power and of authority.<p>Seahorses remain an enigma. These mysterious-looking creatures appear to float around …

The holographic anime “robot” that will keep house for lonely salarymen

Gatebox connects home devices to an interactive anime "waifu" for "a new, shared lifestyle".<p>The future is apparently here. And it's creepier than we …

Anime

When Rajasaurus and other dinosaurs roamed the land where Indians live now

A spectacular new book brings alive the natural history of the Indian subcontinent.<p><i>Even though it was still part of the giant land mass of Gondwana,</i> …

Dinosaurs

44 Hilarious Cat Tweets From 2016

What did we ever do to deserve cats?

Social Media

Aliens May be Woven into the Fabric of Nature and Even Ourselves

It’s a simple question on the lips of every sci-fi fan since the dawn of the genre. Why haven’t we found alien life? This is known as the Fermi …

Body-Swap Anime Your Name Offers New Style of Star-Crossed Romance

It’s already one of the highest-grossing anime movies of all time, second only to <i>Spirited Away</i>. Just recently, the LA Film Critics Association named …

Anime

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Japanese Artist Worked 10 Hours/Day For 3.5 Years To Create His Giant Pen & Ink Drawing

Japan is an example of a tough nation stronger than its buildings. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and the tsunami that followed, Japan was hurting …

Drawing

The 21 best gifts for cats and the people who love them

These are some purrfect gifts.<p>The holidays are about spending time with, celebrating, and spoiling the ones we love. And for the cat lovers among us, that includes our feline family members.<p>Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for a cat lady (or cat guy), or a stocking stuffer for your …

What Will We Do When Hubble Dies?

For a generation, the Hubble Space Telescope has been exposing the universe's deepest, darkest secrets. From imaging the volcanoes of Jupiter's moon …

Universe

Ingenious Illustrations Created From the Shadows Cast by Sunlit Household Items

Belgian artist and filmmaker Vincent Bal has created “Shadowology“, a humorously ingenious series in which he illustrates the shadows that are cast …

A Dog Who Was Left At A Shelter Later Saw Her Family Come For A New Dog

"With her fast-wagging tail seeing her owners, Zuzu lit up like a Christmas tree."<p>Desi told BuzzFeed News she has been volunteering at the shelter for about seven years.<p>She wrote on Facebook that Zuzu's former owners told her the dog had become depressed and was "crying" after her father passed …

Christmas Trees

This Antarctic glacier is cracking from the inside out — and that’s bad news for all of us

Because of rising sea levels<p>A massive glacier at the edge of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is cracking from the inside out at accelerating speed. That’s alarming because this glacier — and others — function like corks in a bottle: they keep the ice from flowing into the sea, which would raise sea …

Encore: Scientists Discover Centuries-Long Lifespan Of Greenland Shark

The longest-living vertebrate known to science is a shark that can live centuries. <i>This story originally aired on Aug. 11, 2016 on</i> All Things Considered.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>If you're looking for a way to stay young, you might want to try living out the rest of your life in the dark, frigid …

Biology

Does science imply God? Harvard astronomer raises fine-tuning argument in Washington Post, suggesting a theistic explanation for human intelligence

Howard Smith is a lecturer in Harvard’s Department of Astronomy as well as an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He’s …

Physics

In New Jersey, Kids Help Dig For Fossils In An Unlikely Place

Each week, hundreds of kids gather behind an unassuming shopping center in New Jersey. They're digging for fossils with a real paleontologist.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>A long time ago in South Jersey, long before a Lowe's, a Chick-Fil-A and a PetSmart were built off of Route 55, mosasaurs, …

Natural History

This Meditation Exercise Builds Mental Muscle and Cures Procrastination

Imagine always having the strongest mind in the room.<p>That would mean being smart, sure.<p>But more importantly, you’d be grounded and unflappable. No …

A Pair of Space Rovers Embark on an Unexpectedly Wild Mission in Charming Short Planet Unknown

Tasked with finding a planet capable of sustaining life, a pair of robots ramble around unexplored terrain, conducting experiments. All is routine on …

The Crazy Way Men And Women's Brains Fall In Love VERY Differently

How do you fall in love? That was the question I set out to answer. As a biologist, I understand what happens to the brain when you fall in love. It is the increase or decrease of certain neurotransmitters that gave you that unmistakable euphoric feeling of love.<p>But, how do you get there? What …

Relationships

An ice age on Mars is ending — here's why that matters for Earth

In fact, the Red Planet is going through a change now, as it is coming out of an ice age, say geologists from the Southwest Research Institute.<p>An analysis of radar data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows that about 87,000 cubic kilometers of ice have accumulated at the poles …

Scientists Have Pushed Water Molecules Into a Whole New State of Matter

Holy crap!<p>Physicists have managed to squeeze water molecules into a brand new state that doesn't adhere to the usual laws of solids, liquids, and …

Chemistry

This gene helps prevent cancer. Did it also give rise to all complex life?

How did life get so complicated?<p>No, really. Molecular biologist Erik Hanschen would like to know. For billions of years, life on Earth was incredibly simple: Various single-celled organisms floated around the Earth, procreating, eating, avoiding getting eaten. It wasn't super exciting, but it was …

Biology

The ocean within Jupiter's moon Europa may be just right for life

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have the chemical composition needed to support life, according to new research.<p>A new study published in the journal</i> …

30 Years After Chernobyl, Here’s What Radioactivity Is Doing To Wildlife

Many animals and plants still contain so much radioactivity they are unsafe for human consumption.<p>The largest nuclear disaster in history occurred 30 years ago at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what was then the Soviet Union. The meltdown, explosions and nuclear fire that burned for 10 days …

The Extraordinary Lives of Istanbul's Street Cats

A new documentary follows some of the city’s famous felines as they navigate the ever-changing urban environment.<p>You’ll find them greeting foreign dignitaries at one of the city’s most famous sights, lounging on café chairs and shop displays, and lapping up attention wherever they go. They have …

Pets

7 things we've learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

This year, Google is celebrating Earth Day with five different Google Doodles illustrating the planet's major biomes: tundra, forest, grasslands, desert, and coral reefs. They're neat and definitely worth checking out.<p>Personally, I like marking Earth Day by looking at some of the best new …