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Nuclear Fusion May Yield a Clean Energy Future

In the not-too-distant future, clean renewable energy in the form of nuclear fusion may be achieved. Scientists at the National Ignition Facility …

Nuclear Energy

Can Marine Life Survive More Acid Oceans?

As the seas absorb more carbon dioxide, their pH drops.<p>Can sea life evolve fast enough to cope with changing ocean chemistry? That's the question researchers like Gretchen Hofmann are trying to answer. The marine biologist is applying her years of experience with sea urchins to determining how …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Astronomy

How Exercise Makes Your Brain Grow

Research into “neurogenesis”—the ability of certain brain areas to grow new brain cells—has recently taken an exciting turn. Not only has research discovered that we can foster new brain cell growth through exercise, but it may eventually be possible to “bottle” that benefit in prescription …

Ozone hole 2013

The ozone hole over the South Pole on September 16, 2013. The ozone hole was slightly smaller in 2013 than the average for recent decades.<p>The ozone …

Ozone

Women's Breasts Age Way Faster Than The Rest Of Their Bodies

A new technique for identifying the precise biological age of human tissue reveals that not all tissues grow old at the same rate.<p>A new technique for identifying the precise biological age of human tissue reveals that not all tissues grow old at the same rate. Not all parts of the body age alike, …

Genetics

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Astronomers Find Evidence Of A Rocky Exoplanet That's 26 Percent Water

Its fate is a glimpse into Earth's own future.<p>Hello? Is it you I'm looking for? Astronomers have found evidence of a small, rocky planet or asteroid whose mass is up to 26 percent water. Even Earth is only 0.023 percent water, by mass. This is the first time a rocky body with water has been found …