Partho Chatterjee

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How Humans Are Still Evolving To Avoid Extinction

As humans accelerate our impact on the earth and on ourselves, will 50,000 years of self-evolution both destroy and save us?<p>Humans may be approaching …

Evolution

Spacecraft Set to Reveal First Look at Dwarf Planets

NASA spacecraft will finally get a good look this year at Pluto and Ceres, two mysterious and tiny worlds.<p>A pair of small alien worlds, Ceres and Pluto, move into the spotlight this year as spacecraft arrive at their cosmic shores for the first time.<p>NASA's Dawn spacecraft released its first views …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Hercules Poses, California Gleams, and a Pulsar Puzzles

Purple robes swath a galaxy, shepherds dance above Saturn's rings, and fishing fleets outshine cities in this week's best space pictures.

‘Dead’ hearts transplanted into living patients in world first

Australian surgeons have successfully transplanted “dead” hearts into patients for the first time – a groundbreaking procedure with the potential to significantly boost the supply of donor organs.<p>The number of donor hearts has been limited in the past by the fact that they have had to be taken from …

Best Bluetooth Speakers

As mobile devices get lighter and thinner, there is a slight downside: less space in which to jam a speaker. Smartphones never had particularly great (or even good) audio quality, and though we’ve seen a few standouts here and there, they aren’t getting any better. Luckily, Bluetooth audio devices …

Gear & Gadgets

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …