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Glowing virus IDs anthrax in hours - Futurity

A virus that glows when the anthrax bacteria is present could speed bioterror responses and save millions in decontamination costs, researchers say.

Did first Americans live thousands of years on Bering Land Bridge?

A flurry of studies suggests that this lost world could have been an ice age haven, dotted with game and wildflowers, for both animals and …

Virus Locked In Siberian Ice For 30,000 Years Is Revived In Lab

Scientists at a laboratory in France have thawed out and revived an ancient virus found in the Siberian permafrost, making it infectious again for the first time in 30,000 years.<p>The giant virus known as <i>Pithovirus sibericum</i> was discovered about 100 feet deep in coastal tundra. The pathogen infects …

Rocket launched straight into aurora

A NASA-funded sounding rocket launched straight into an aurora over Venetie, Alaska, on March 3, 2014.<p>On March 3, 2014, at 6:09 a.m. EST, a …

Should You Stay Up Late?

Come on, one more episode of Scandal couldn't hurt.<p>So you want to keep bingeing on Netflix, but you need to wake up early tomorrow. What’s the worst that could happen?<p><i>Click here to read more about the science of sleep.</i><p><i>This article originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of</i> Popular Science.


Genetics Startup Wants To Prolong Life, 'Make 100 Years Old The Next 60'

Brought to you by entrepreneur J. Craig Venter<p>J. Craig Venter, the scientist and entrepreneur involved in the first sequencing of the human genome and the first synthetic cell, today announced a typically ambitious project: tack another few decades onto everyone's lives through the largest human …