Aaron Idris Quick

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How To Find Our Planet’s Twin

What exactly constitutes an Earth doppelganger?<p>To date, most known extrasolar planets are gas giants like Jupiter or Neptune. Lacking even a solid surface, they are worlds very unlike our own planet. As the search for other Earths continue, a true Earth twin must satisfy five characteristics.<p>1) …

Birth Of Memory: Why Kids Forget What Happened Before Age 7

Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual extraction were a harrowing experience for her parents, but fortunately the little girl emerged …

Cancer Cells Tamed By Trip To Outer Space

Low-grav experiments may point the way toward more effective treatments on Earth<p>Low gravity may inhibit the growth and spread of thyroid cancer cells. In newly published research, experimental biologists describe the responses of thyroid cancer cell cultures to 22 seconds of simulated microgravity …

Cancer Cells

The Only Camera NASA Ever Brought Back from the Moon Will Soon be Auctioned Off

<b>Update</b>: According to collectSPACE, this might not have been the only camera brought back from the moon. Check out the update at the bottom for …

Weekend readers' best photographs: zigzag

From zebras to swans: your best pictures on this week's theme, zigzag

Happy 100th birthday, Leica!

As the world's original mobile camera celebrates its centenary, top Guardian photographers send their birthday messages to the little black box that changed their world<p>Now that we all carry cameraphones in our pockets, it's hard to imagine that the biggest breakthrough in photography actually …

Print Your Photos For Free With The Simple 'Flag' App

When was the last time you printed your family photos instead of just posting them on Facebook? when was the last time you made a real photo album …

Apps

The Basics of Photography: I for ISO

As we continue our series on the basics of photography, we run into the letter “I”. What better term to define in the photo world than one of the …

Family life: Artistic reflections, Gene Autry and tasty Hedgehog

Snapshot<b>:</b> The day Dad taught me to see more<p>My parents met at art college in their hometown of Middlesbrough and their interest in all things visual was at the core of our lives. Our family holidays were always loosely disguised painting trips – our accommodation in every country – a hotel in …

X-ray photography that shows the world in a whole new light

It looks almost like torture. The bones in the foot sit in an excruciating 90-degree bend and the nails in the stiletto make it look like some medieval tool of pain. This is a woman in high heels, photographed not with normal visible light, but with high-energy x-ray radiation of the sort doctors …