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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 …

Could The Day After Tomorrow really happen?

Researchers at Southampton University have put the scenario to the test and believe a similar, albeit less catastrophic, version could conceivably …

Earth's Gravitational Pull Cracks Open the Moon

Earth's gravitational pull is massaging the moon, opening up faults in the lunar crust, researchers say.<p>Just as the moon's gravitational pull causes …

Here's what traveling to Mars does to your brain

Future Mars astronauts will have more to contend with than just the unforgiving, vacuumous expanse of space separating Earth from the Red Planet (140 million miles, on average).<p>In an experiment meant to simulate a journey to Mars, 18 months of isolation caused participants to have high stress …

The Brain

Reddit's mysterious button experiment is over

After two months, and more than a million clicks, the weirdest social experiment on the internet is over: Reddit’s Button has hit zero.<p>And it ended, not with a bang, but a whimper: hiding behind the end of the countdown was nothing more than a simple message reading: “The experiment is over.” Even …

New Telescope Will Be Able to See Back Almost to the Big Bang

Financiers have given the green light for construction to begin on the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), which will become the world’s largest—and most …

∞ Loop

How To Keep Your Chips From Going Stale Without A Chip Clip, With One Nifty Trick

When you open a bag of chips, you know it's going to end one of two ways. Either you have to finish the entire bag in a single sitting, or the remaining uneaten chips will go stale. Finding a chip clip or twist tie always seems impossible when you need it most, and even those sometimes don't do the …

Kitchens

iOS bug lets anyone crash your iPhone with a text message

Glitch causes iOS to choke when certain non-Latin script is sent in a text message, causing the device to crash<p>A bug in Apple’s iOS means that anyone can crash an iPhone by simply sending it a certain string of characters in a message.<p>The bug – discovered by several Reddit users – means that when …

Text Messaging

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Flying

Astronomers see supernova crash into star

When dense stars called white dwarfs explode they produce one of the most dazzling displays in the universe: a Type Ia supernova.<p>At their peak, these …

Watch GTA 5's Top Mods: Flying Jesus, Telekinesis, and the Nuke Railgun

Even with a lack of official support from Rockstar, Grand Theft Auto V on PC has seen a number of very cool mods released. We've rounded up some of the best in the video below.<p>Whether you don't have a rig capable of running GTA V, you're afraid of malware (see below), or want to ensure you don't …

Grand Theft Auto

GTA V mods for the PC let you flood Los Santos and swim with a whale

Mods on mods on mods<p>Being able to jam together different <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> mods is the only reason we wanted the game on the PC in the first place. Not only can you now destroy the city of Los Santos with disaster flick-sized tsunami, but you can also spawn a bunch of sea creatures afterwards and …

Grand Theft Auto

Future - What would you see in a black hole?

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, …

GTA 5 mod lets you explore the secret guts of the game's locked buildings

There's a new mod in town that allows PC gamers to explore some of the hidden depths of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5's</i> many previously locked off buildings.<p>Youtuber Newtheft recently posted a video showing off the Open All Interiors mod. The mod is said to open every interior in the game, complete with …

Grand Theft Auto

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 …

Magma expanse under Yellowstone supervolcano more vast than thought

<b>(CNN) —</b> As tourists stroll between Yellowstone's 300 active geysers, taking selfies in front of thousands of bubbling, boiling mud pots and hissing steam vents, they are treading on one of the planet's greatest time bombs.<p>The park is a supervolcano so enormous, it has puzzled geophysicists for …

Star Wars: Battlefront is coming Nov. 17 — here are some beautiful screenshots

You don’t have to wait for Christmas to jump into the next generation of <i>Star Wars</i> entertainment. Sure, that’s when the next trilogy of movies kicks off, but you’ll get a chance to explore the universe in the new game from publisher Electronic Arts this November.<p>Star Wars: Battlefront (read our …

'I Can't Breathe!': Hear Panicked 911 Call of Man Trapped in Jet's Baggage Hold

The man who woke up from a nap and found himself trapped in the baggage compartment of an airborne jet called 911 in a panic, screaming, "I ... can't ... breathe!" from the belly of Alaska Airlines Flight 448 this week.<p>The man told NBC News Thursday in a brief phone interview that he feels "good" …