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Physiological Proof: Travel Just Might Be the Fountain of Youth

I've long noticed that many travelers seem younger than average in their appearance, attitudes, and energy levels. And I have a theory that just might explain it.<p>Perhaps travel actually functions -- physiologically -- as a kind of fountain of youth. We've evolved into our sedentary, …

Four stunning close-ups of Ceres

Dawn spacecraft now in its lowest planned orbit above dwarf planet Ceres. These late December images are from just 240 miles (385 km) above Ceres’ …

Meteor Crater, Arizona, from the air

An aerial view of Meteor Crater, Arizona, the result of an impact 50,000 years ago.<p>Manish Mamatani posted this photo to EarthSky Facebook. It’s …

Man maneuvers robotic arm with his thoughts - Futurity

Surgeons attached a thought-controlled robot arm directly to an amputee’s stump, giving him a far greater range of motion.

Scientists think they just found the most important planet outside our solar system

A small planet, just a bit bigger than Earth, has been spotted in our stellar neighborhood, just 39 light-years away.<p>Known as GJ 1132b, it is the closest rocky exoplanet to have ever been found, and astronomers say it could provide our most in-depth look yet at an alien world not so different than …

Universe

Bloody Sunday: Paras 'betrayed' over arrest of former soldier

Veterans, MPs and former military commanders demand to know why former soldiers are being investigated for murder when so many former terrorists were released under the Good Friday Agreement<p>Paratroopers who opened fire on rioters on Bloody Sunday feel “betrayed” after a former soldier was held on …

Syrian army enters Aleppo air base after Islamic State siege: state TV | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian soldiers fought their way into an air base in northern Syria on Tuesday and freed military personnel inside, state television said, after a nearly two-year siege by Islamic State insurgents at the facility.<p>A man walks out of a crater caused by what activists said was a …

Middle East

Iran arrests more than 40 suspected militants, half headed to Iraq, Syria | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has arrested more than 40 suspected militants around the country, half of whom were planning to reach Iraq and Syria, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi was quoted as saying by state media on Tuesday.<p>The militant groups fighting in Iraq and Syria, such as Islamic State, are …

Middle East

Bronze Age cemetery unearthed in southwestern Poland

DUNINO, Poland - Excavations for a motorway in southwestern Poland led to an unusual and unexpected discovery – the remains of a huge, almost perfectly preserved Bronze Age cemetery.<p>Archaeologists thought they might find remains from the Battle of Kaczawa in 1813 during the Napoleonic Wars but not …

Archaeology

BoF Exclusive | Farfetch Opens E-Commerce Platform to Brands

BoF can exclusively reveal that billion-dollar fashion ‘unicorn’ Farfetch will power e-commerce sites for brands with an ‘omnichannel out-of-the-box’ …

eCommerce

What a cluster: When dark matter collides, things get weird

Dark matter just got a shade more mysterious. Scientists studying a smashup between giant clusters of galaxies have watched how each cluster's dark matter passes through the collision – and found that it seems to contradict certain theories of how dark matter behaves.<p>The findings, published in the …

Dark Matter

Amanda Knox: 'Joy' as murder conviction overturned

Amanda Knox has spoken of her joy after Italy’s Supreme Court overturned her conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.<p>In a surprise move, a five-judge panel threw out the second guilty verdict against the 27-year-old American and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics