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Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Prominent Scientist Says Consciousness Is Key to a ‘Theory of Everything’

Dr. Robert Lanza, who was selected by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people last year, believes science must recognize the …

6 ways to boost your creativity, starting tomorrow

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I’ve developed an obsession with some of history’s most creative minds in the hope that I might learn some tricks to …

Creativity

That’s No Moon …

<i>Like the spilled contents of some cosmic bag of marbles, it’s amazing to behold the colors and varieties of the planets in our solar system and the</i> …

Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

A team of prominent researchers has discovered what appears to be the start of two massive black holes at the centers of their own galaxies beginning to collide.<p>Such an event should come as no surprise, considering that there are up to 200 billion galaxies in the universe (according to Space.com), …

Black Holes

A Universe of 10 Dimensions

When someone mentions “different dimensions,” we tend to think of things like parallel universes – alternate realities that exist parallel to our …

Dark Matter

What was Before the Big Bang? An Identical, Reversed Universe

So what <i>did</i> exist before the Big Bang? This question would normally belong in the realms of deep philosophical thinking; the laws of physics have no …

Deeper Than Quantum Mechanics—David Deutsch’s New Theory of Reality

One of the world’s leading theorists has a new theory of everything. Its first result: a description of classical and quantum information linking …

Flee from the sun at the speed of light in this humbling video

In casual conversation, when we say something is moving at the speed of light, we usually mean it's moving really fast. The speed of light feels instantaneous down here on our small contained planet.<p>Art director and animator Alphonse Swinehart has been "nerding out on some astronomy books and …

IBM takes one small step for quantum mechanics, one giant leap for computing

IBM has announced it’s surmounted one of the biggest hurdles on the road toward creating the world’s first true usable quantum computer.<p>A number of …