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Jupiter is oldest planet in solar system, ancient meteorites show

Jupiter formed in a geologic blink. Its rocky core coalesced less than a million years after the beginning of our solar system, scientists reported Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Within another 2 million or 3 million years, that core grew to 50 times the mass of …

Astronomy

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They …

Immunotherapy

How cheap does solar power need to get before it takes over the world?

It's easy to get ridiculously excited about solar power these days. The panels keep getting cheaper as technology improves. Large photovoltaic arrays are sprouting up around the globe. Sure, solar still produces only 1 percent of the world's electricity, but it's growing at double-digit rates each …

Genes influence the age at which you lose your virginity, study shows

The subtle impact of genetics on the age at which people lose their virginity has been teased apart by scientists and shown to have an effect on how well people fare at school.<p>Though mostly driven by upbringing and peer behaviour, a person’s age when they first have sex is also shaped by biological …

Genetics

Gravitational wave mission passes 'sanity check'

<b>A European Space Agency effort to try to detect gravitational waves in space is not only technically feasible but compelling, a new report finds.</b><p>A panel of experts was asked to perform a "sanity check" on the endeavour, which is likely to cost well in excess of one billion euros.<p>The Gravitational …

Raw Tree Stump Seamlessly Extends into a Polished Wooden Table

French designer Thomas de Lussac highlights the beauty of a simple tree stump with his stunning furniture project. Called the <i>Racine Carr</i> table (translated, this means <i>Square Root</i>), it incorporates powerful, raw roots into its sleek form. The flattened table top leans against the halved stump as the …

Furniture

Religion and Science: Where Are They Headed?

Pope Francis's recent encyclical on climate change--and his embrace of mainstream science--brings the question of whether religion and science, two titanic cultural forces, can be reconciled. And it's not just about the Pope and climate change. Whether it's evolution vs. creation through the book …