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A history of experimental planes and flying machines from the 1950s - Telegraph

Aviation

Scientists discover DNA body clock

Newly discovered mechanism could help researchers understand ageing process and lead to ways of slowing it down<p>A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same …

The Higgs boson particle – digested

The secret of life and the universe, explained by our science editor<p>In the aftermath of the big bang that flung the universe into existence 13.82bn years ago, the forces of nature were one. But as the universe expanded and cooled, they separated out into the four seen today. The electromagnetic …

The National Ignition Facility Just Got Way Closer To Fusion Power

In a major first, an experiment in the California lab got more energy out of its fuel than went into the fuel. We're one step closer to ignition, when the reaction becomes self-sustaining.<p>Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California …

Paralyzed Patients Communicate By Controlling Their Pupils

A new idea for letting people with locked-in syndrome communicate<p>Experimental setups for letting paralyzed people communicate usually work by measuring brainwaves, so they can be pretty invasive for patients. For many, it's probably well worth the effort, but one team of researchers thinks there's …

Anyone for a stem-cell burger?

At the unveiling of the world's first lab-grown burger, the crucial question is: how does it taste?<p>It felt more like a carefully choreographed television show than a press conference. But then we were in the cavernous, shiny-floored studio that, for several weeks before, had been the recording …

Not One, but Three 'Goldilocks Planets'?

In a study published in the journal <i>Astronomy & Astrophysics</i>, researchers say that they've discovered a solar system with not just one, but three planets that could support life only 22 light-years away from Earth. Rory Barnes, the lead U.S. author of the study, talks about how it's possible to find …

Zebrafish muscles expose key issue of CMT disease - Futurity

U. SHEFFIELD (UK) — Zebrafish—an animal capable of mending its own heart—could hold the key …

Voyager 1 Entered Weird Region In Space Last Summer

New papers describe an unexpected boundary region at the edge of the influence of the Sun.<p>Voyager 1 entered a strange and unexpected part of space within the solar system last August, scientists announced in three papers published yesterday.<p>A few different effects mark the area, which astronomers …

'Missing link'? Oldest primate skeleton tells new tale of our origins

Researchers generally don't care for the term "missing link," but in the case of the oldest articulated primate skeleton ever discovered, paleontologist Christopher Beard says the missing-link label might almost be merited.<p>"It certainly in some ways could qualify for that term, in the sense that …

'Jellyfish' UFO Spotted Over Lima, Peru

A news cameraman in Peru caught an apparent UFO that when looked at from a distance, appears to move like a “jellyfish.”<p>A video of the object was …

Life-producing phosphorus was carried to Earth by meteorites

New research from a team of scientists now shows that one key element that produced life on Earth was carried here on meteorites.<p>Scientists may not …

A plethora of feathered forms

The legendary "first bird" <i>Archaeopteryx</i> was first described in 1861. Replete with fully feathered wings, it was not a surprise that a consensus was …

Why did the Neanderthals die out?

The puzzle is one of the greatest surrounding our species. On a planet that bristled with different types of human being, including Neanderthals and …

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Scientists search for way to help burns victims regenerate skin

British scientists are hoping to find ways to help burns victims regenerate new nerves and skin so that they are only left with minimal scarring.<p>It is believed that at one point humans had the ability to regenerate skin but it was lost over time. The liver still has the ability to regenerate itself.<p>…

West Sussex

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

Universe

UFO Filmed Apparently Entering Mexican Volcano (+Video)

Video footage taken last week appears to show an apparent UFO flying into the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico.<p>The UFO, which appears as a floating …

Commercial access to suborbital space still on the horizon

BROOMFIELD, COLORADO — In a packed hotel ballroom within sight of the Rocky Mountains, entrepreneurs and researchers gathered on 3 June to discuss …

The 10 best modern takes on Shakespeare – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2013/jun/01/the-10-best-modern-takes-shakespeare-film<p>720<p>Our film critic's selection of celluloid …

Ape-like feet 'found in study of museum visitors'

Bonobos have bendy feet to help them grip branches<p><b>Scientists have discovered that about one in thirteen people have flexible ape-like feet.</b><p>A team studied the feet of 398 visitors to the Boston Museum of Science.<p>The results show differences in foot bone structure similar to those seen in fossils of …

Boston

Chinese Axes Polished Better in 4,500 B.C. Than Today

Many people think modern technology is very advanced, but according to Dr. Peter J. Lu, post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University, Chinese …

Istanbul Erupts In Violence After Protests Against Razing Of Gezi Park

A small protest against the razing of a popular public park has spiraled into widespread demonstrations against Turkey’s government. Mike Giglio …

Early bird called Dawn beat Archaeopteryx to worm by 10m years

A prehistoric beast the size of a pheasant has become a contender for the title of oldest bird to stalk the Earth.<p>The small, feathered "Dawn" bird …

Roll over Einstein: meet Weinstein | Alok Jha

There are a lot of open questions in modern physics.<p>Most of the universe is missing, for example. The atoms we know about account for less than 5% of …

Strange Dark Matter Interactions Could Create Galactic Disks and Dark Light

A small percentage of the dark matter in our universe might be able to interact with itself through an as-of-yet unknown dark force, forming dark …

Bacteria Found Growing In Subzero Arctic Frost, Which Is Good News For Mars Life

Bacteria discovered at –15ºC, the coldest temperature bacteria have ever grown in, could indicate bacteria survive under similar conditions on Mars.<p>A team of researchers in the Canadian Arctic is reporting on an interesting find: bacteria that thrive at –15 degrees Celsius. That is the coldest …

Descending Into The Mariana Trench: James Cameron's Odyssey

At nearly seven miles below the water's surface, the Mariana Trench is the deepest spot in Earth's oceans. And the site north of Guam is where director and explorer James Cameron recently fulfilled a longtime goal of reaching the bottom in a manned craft.<p>For the dive, Cameron designed a 24-foot …