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Will Our Descendants Survive the Destruction of the Universe?

Billions of years from now, the universe as we know it will cease to exist. The good news is, that gives us a lot of time to prepare, and maybe even …

Enhancing our soils' biodiversity can improve human health

Valley fever, caused by a fungus thriving in desert soils, affects people and can lead to flu-like symptoms and death. Earlier this month, the …

Ecology

3D-Printed Human Cells Will Replace Animal Testing in Five Years, Says Bioengineer Expert

<i>Photo via Yurchyks/Shutterstock</i><p>3D-printing could soon bring about an end to animal abuse in drug testing, according to bioengineering expert Alan …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Lawn Mowing

How to win any argument: pseudo-scientific neuro-gibberish

Research has revealed that so-called neurobabble is surprisingly convincing – here’s a quick guide to harnessing its persuasive powers<p>If you’re hoping to win an argument this week, try talking neuro-gibberish. Irrelevant neuroscience information – or “neurobabble” – makes for the most convincing …

Neuroscience

Found: The Furthest Galaxy From Earth

A long time ago, this galaxy formed far, far away<p>More than 13 billion light years from our tiny planet, an ancient galaxy lurks. Named EGS-zs8-1, it’s an extremely luminous cluster of stars—and it’s the farthest galaxy we’ve ever seen.<p>EGS-zs8-1 was identified originally by images taken with the …

Add Graphene To Spider Silk To Create The Strongest Fiber Yet

Web slingers get a high-tech upgrade<p>Your move, limpets. Earlier this year, the long-reigning champion of the Strongest Biological Material Competition, spider silk, was usurped by the upstart limpet teeth. But we all knew that the arachnids would not go quietly into the night.<p>In an unorthodox move, …

Nanotech

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes