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More evidence backs transposon theory of aging - Futurity

A new study increases and strengthens the links that have led scientists to propose the "transposon theory of aging."

In 20 to 40 years, most Americans won’t have sex to reproduce. Get ready.

For 100 million years, all our ancestors reproduced basically the same way. A male reproductive organ deposited sperm into a female reproduction organ, where it could fertilize eggs — leading to baby ancestral tetrapods, mammals, primates, and eventually humans. The past 60 years have seen this …

3D-printed Metamaterial Mechanisms

Researchers at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam, Germany are exploring how 3D cell patterns called metamaterials can take on …

Scientists Make Major Discovery While Studying The Brain On No Sleep

This is WAY more complex than anyone thought.<p>Conventional wisdom suggests that the longer you go without sleep, the more tired you should be. But if you’ve ever pulled an all-nighter, you’ve probably experienced the opposite phenomenon: At 4 a.m., you can barely keep your eyes open. Then, it’s 8 …

Revealing Demon: Volume 3, and Five Other Sci-Fi Books About Math

No matter how hard he tries, Jimmy Yee cannot die… We’re excited to share the cover for Book 3 of <i>Demon</i>, Jason Shiga’s four-volume magnum opus about …

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Swaps Composers, and More Movie News

There aren’t a lot of high-profile films of note opening in theaters this weekend. But fear not! Today’s Movie Morsels has the latest on a handful of …

The Dark Lord of the Sith’s Solo Adventures End in DARTH VADER #25 (Preview)

For two years, Marvel Comics has chronicled Darth Vader‘s adventures after the original <i>Star Wars</i> in a monthly comic book series. Next month, it all …

Black Hole 'Engine' Cloaks Itself in Exhaust Fumes

A supermassive black hole in the core of a galaxy churns up hot gas from its own accretion disk to create a cloaking torus.<p>Many supermassive black …

No Man's Sky travel diary: finding some peace

Sometimes you just need a break<p>No Man’s Sky <i>is an almost impossibly huge game, an entire virtual universe filled with 18 quintillion planets, each one different from the next thanks to the powers of procedural generation. Instead of a typical review, I’m going to be writing regular dispatches from</i> …

Japanese Teacher Surprises His Students With His Stunning Chalkboard Art

Remember the Taiwanese teacher who creates stunning educational masterpieces on his chalkboard? Well, looks like we’ve found another teacher with mad …

Mesmerizing Illustrations by Yuri Shwedoff

There are many, many great artists out there, and it's kinda impossible to know all of them... but it's pretty great to get to know a super badass …

The hunt for Planet Nine reveals some strange, far-out objects

Astronomers hunting for Planet Nine have found some 50 new objects lying beyond the orbit of Neptune – including a few that may help them track down this elusive, distant world.<p>The new discoveries, described in a paper accepted to the Astronomical Journal, mark another step toward finding this …

Imagining Life Through Art

If you know Theo Jansen's strandbeests, then you surely have in mind images of mammoth, artificial creatures — made of PVC, plastic ties and bottles — roaming the northern beaches of the Netherlands on the watch for rising seas.<p>The strandbeests are like an elephantine Cat Patrol, right out of <i>The</i> …

Rihanna Thanks Drake for His VMAs Speech: 'I Love You For That'

Rihanna had the “best night ever” at the MTV Video Music Awards.<p>In a Friday Instagram post, the 28-year-old singer spoke out about the night in which …