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Seven Easy Ways Scientists Get Rid of Gravity For Experimentation

Sometimes you just need to cut loose—from the Earth’s gravity. Want to feel what it’s like to be free from gravity, but can’t get yourself to the …

The Enthusiast - MIT Technology Review

David Sinclair is very good at persuading people. The catch, says a longtime colleague and scientific rival, is that he is sometimes overly …

Biology

What Makes a Blond Blond? Very Little.

From a biological point of view, your skin and hair color is 1/ 3,200,000,000th of your body’s chemistry. That’s it. We humans may think overmuch about our outsides, but on the inside our DNA is thinking, “Who cares?”<p>After all, you and I are built from a long chain of chemicals, half from our moms, …

How many living things are on Earth? This study says 1 trillion.

Calculating how many species exist on Earth is a tough challenge. Researchers aren't even sure how many land animals are out there, much less the …

First sensory system that detects air humidity described: Understanding the molecular mechanisms could lead to tools for better mosquito control

Understanding the molecular mechanisms could lead to tools for better mosquito control<p>Most insects have dedicated sensory systems to detect water …

Biology

The Oldest Human Genome Ever Has Been Sequenced, And It Could Rewrite Our History

Time for a new family tree?<p>Scientists have sequenced the oldest human DNA ever, extracted from 430,000-year-old samples of fossilised tooth and a …

Humanity