Jesse Beckmann

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The 1,000mph car that can outrun a bullet

It's difficult to imagine exactly how fast 1,000mph is.<p>But try this; if you were up in the stand at Wembley Stadium, and an object flew into the …

Bloodhound

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 …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

Astronomers capture revolution of far distant planets

The best views yet of a planet moving around a star 63 light years away, have been photographed by the Gemini South telescope in Chile<p>Astronomers have captured their best view yet of a planet moving around a star in a far away solar system.