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There’s an ‘Earth-like’ planet with an atmosphere just 39 light-years away

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>There are a lot of good reasons to be captivated by the exoplanet GJ 1132b. Located in the constellation Vela, it's a mere 39 light-years from Earth — just a hop, skip and a jump in galactic terms. It's similar to Earth in …

Planetary Habitability

Gene turns female mosquitoes into males

The female of the species is more deadly than the male, the famed author Rudyard Kipling wrote, and that’s certainly true for the mosquito <i>Aedes</i> …

How Charles Darwin Got New England Talking

In early 1860, on the eve of the Civil War, Charles Darwin's <i>On the</i> <i>Origin of Species—</i>published in Britain in November 1859 <i>—</i>became a topic of …

Henry David Thoreau

Charles Darwin

An underlying assumption driving today’s pervasive cult of productivity is that the more hours you work, the more you get done. This seems like a logical enough formula, but it is also leading to an epidemic of job-induced stress and burnout. Regardless, being perpetually “busy” has become a …

Why Intelligent Design Describes the Cambrian Explosion


New York Times Bestseller Darwin's Doubt by Dr. Stephen C. Meyer

Centre for Intelligent Design Lecture 2011 by Stephen Meyer on 'Signature in the Cell'.

Tyrannosaurs Had A 'Sixth Sense' That Ensured They Were Always A Step Ahead Of Their Prey

Terrifying.<p>We’ve known for some time that tyrannosaurs boasted an arsenal of evolutionary quirks that made them fearsome predators.<p>And now scientists …

How Humans Are Shaping Our Own Evolution

Magazine<p>Like other species, we are the products of millions of years of adaptation. Now we're taking matters into our own hands.<p><b>When I met the cyborg Neil Harbisson</b>, in Barcelona, he looked like any local hipster, except for the black antenna arching impressively from the back of his skull over his …