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Do 'unhealthy' free radicals actually fight aging? - Futurity

Antioxidants may not be the secret to living longer, instead, it's the long-scorned free radicals that appear to combat aging.

Mind blown! Watch this amazing simulation of the Big Bang

Creationists won’t be pleased with this video. Here’s what happened after the Big Bang when our universe was formed<p>Scientists at MIT spent six months creating a simulation of the creation of our universe. The result is a stunning tour de force of supercomputer calculations -- the most detailed, …

A Potent Source Of Genetic Variation In Cognitive Ability Has Just Been Discovered

One group doing so is led by Dena Dubal of the University of California, San Francisco, and Lennart Mucke of the Gladstone Institutes, also in San Francisco. Dr Dubal and Dr Mucke have been studying the role in ageing of klotho, a protein encoded by a gene called KL.<p>A particular version of this …

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Our sun's long-lost stellar sibling found at last, astronomers say

A star born from the same cloud of gas as our sun 4.5 billion years ago has been found at last, astronomers say.<p>This solar sibling is a little bigger than our sun, and a little hotter at its surface. But an international team of researchers says it has the same chemical fingerprint as the star at …