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Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

9 Simple Tips to Train Your Brain and Improve Your Memory

Whether you’re a student trying to memorise your courses more efficiently or a professional seeking self-development and mental sharpness, there are …

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How Charles Kao Beat Bell Labs to the Fiber-Optic Revolution

Kao's landmark paper on fiber-optic communications celebrates 50 years this month Photo: Nortel/Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Hecht CollectionFifty …

Engineering

Optical magnetic field sensor can detect signals from the nervous system

Niels Bohr Institute > News > News 2016 > Optical magnetic field...<p>15 July 2016<p>Quantum physics:<p>The human body is controlled by electrical impulses …

Quantum Mechanics

A Dark Region Is Growing Eerily On The Sun's Surface

NASA has spotted an enormous black blotch growing on the surface of the Sun. It looks eerie, but this dark region is nothing to fear, though it does …

Astronomy

The Teenage Inventor Revolutionising Bone Health

In collaboration with her peer Joanna Jurek, college student Dominika Bakalarz is working to change the way we treat broken bones.<p><i>This article was originally published on VICE Poland</i><p>"We just wanted to do something that will have an impact, that will make someone's life easier," said Dominika …

Stem Cells

21 Pictures To Inspire Your Canada Road Trip

Stunning. Spectacular. Gobsmacking. Every turn in the road reveals jaw dropping splendor. Are waterfalls, glaciers, turquoise lakes and sweeping …

How An Undergraduate Discovered Tubes Of Plasma In The Sky

The discovery by an undergraduate student of tubes of plasma drifting above Earth has made headlines in the past few days. Many people have asked how …

Extremism

The First Stars In The Universe Are Forever Invisible To Human Eyes

Imagine the night sky as you know it. Far away from the cities, on a moonless night, out in the darkest areas you’ve ever experienced. Maybe you lay back on the grass, gazing up at the heavens above. You look up, the air is cool, and the sky is clear: no clouds to be seen at all. What is it that …

Universe

NASA just released a video of what it would be like to land on Pluto, and it's breathtaking

It took NASA's New Horizons spacecraft over nine years to reach the distant world of Pluto, but it was well worth the wait. This video reveals six weeks of images that New Horizons snapped of Pluto as it approached, reached, and passed the dwarf planet.<p>These images have revolutionized our …

Solar System

Donald Trump to announce Mike Pence as vice-presidential running mate

GOP source confirmed governor of Indiana will be his running mate At least 60 people killed in France attack – follow live for updates<p>Donald Trump has postponed an event in which he was expected to unveil Mike Pence as his vice-presidential candidate after the tragedy in Nice, France, in which more …

Donald Trump

11 breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls in the U.S.

Once you’ve seen one great waterfall, you have to see them all. These cascading beauties come in all varieties: tall, skinny, massive and wonderfully picturesque; and if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to visit all of them. Whether you plan on taking a dip or simply taking in the view, these …

Hiking

Croatian national park warns tourists to stop taking 'dangerous selfies'

Public officials at Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia are concerned that tech-savvy tourists are risking their lives at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in search of the perfect selfie.<p>Earlier this month, The Croatian Mountain Rescue Service tweeted at followers to “stop making stupid and …

National Parks

Artificial intelligence: can we control it?

Scientists reckon there have been at least five mass extinction events in the history of our planet, when a catastrophically high number of species …

Artificial Intelligence
Basketball

The Sabre Could Get You From London to Sydney in 4 Hours

The hypersonic engine may soon be a reality.<p>At the Farnborough International Airshow, taking place just outside of London on July 16 and 17, the most diehard of aviation geeks congregate to gape at the latest in air travel, from the real and immediately viable (like the jet lag-ending Airbus A350) …

Aviation

Introducing the New 'Burger Pizza' From Domino's Because Regular Pizza Isn't Enough

Domino’s India just announced the rollout of a brand-new menu item: a “burger pizza” that “looks like a burger. Tastes like a pizza,” as the …

Flavors