Kayla Estes

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Seven Earth-sized planets orbit an alien star only 40 light-years away

A small, cool star in distant space plays host to something amazing.<p>Scientists have discovered that at least seven Earth-sized worlds circle the star …

Astronomy

What Is Consciousness? Physicists Look for Answers

Renowned physicist Edward Witten recently suggested that consciousness might forever remain a mystery. But his words haven't discouraged other …

Consciousness

Military Experts Warn Climate Change Will Create An 'Epic' Humanitarian Crisis

The consequences could be war, mass migration and threats to national security.<p>Climate change could prompt a “humanitarian crisis of epic …

How to Talk About the Future of Human Evolution

It's complicated because there might not be one.<p>Scientists have a hard time deciding what <i>Homo Futurus</i> might look like. Will our evolutionary …

CRISPR's Potential to Curate DNA Will Radically Alter Human Evolution

Genome editing technology will let us mix and modify genes -- and to pass down the results.<p>There’s been some debate as to what we might call the …

How climate change triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes

Global warming may not only be causing more destructive hurricanes, it could also be shaking the ground beneath our feet<p>Devastating hurricane? More than 1,000 lives lost? It must be climate change! Almost inevitably, Hurricane Matthew’s recent rampage across the Caribbean and south-eastern US has …

Climate Change

NASA: ‘We didn’t change any zodiac signs'

All over the world, people check their horoscopes to see what's in store for them for the day.<p>For most, it is an entertaining, meaningless diversion, but a few genuinely believe in their predictions based on their astrological signs sign.<p>But NASA is causing waves in the astrological community for …

Astronomers are freaking out over this newly discovered Earth-sized planet — and for good reason

The exoplanet, dubbed GJ 1132b, is about the size of Earth and lives in a solar system roughly 39 light-years from Earth, a team of scientists reported in the November 12, 2015, issue of the journal Nature.<p>Furthermore, the exoplanet is the closest rocky Earth-sized exoplanet ever discovered, by far.<p>…

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis were separated as one-month-olds, adopted by different families and reunited at age 39. When University of …

Genetics