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Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

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In the Shadow of Hegel: How Does Thought Arise Out of Matter?

<b>What's the Big Idea?</b><p>Before neuroscience and quantum physics, there was Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. The 19th century German idealist revolutionized …

Stress primes 'teen' rats for tough times later - Futurity

Rats that experience stress during their "teen" years solve problems better and forage more efficiently as adults. Could the same be true for people?

11 Fitness Apps That Are Better Than a Personal Trainer

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Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 'eternal life' bacteria

Anatoli Brouchkov has willingly become a human guinea pig for the 3.5 million-year-old bacteria<p>If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it?<p>Russian scientist Anatoli …

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Milky Way’s black hole is more active!

The black hole at the Milky Way’s heart recently blasted out 10 times its normal rate of X-ray flares. Is it due to the close passage of a …

Can't believe your eyes? Scientists build tiny invisibility cloak

Scientists might be a step – a teeny tiny step – closer to developing that Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak of your dreams. Researchers at UC Berkeley have created a thin metamaterial that can conform to irregularly shaped objects and render them invisible in certain wavelengths of light.<p>For …

Wait, What? The Most Amazing Ideas From DARPA's Tech Conference

We met robots and jet builders at a one-of-a-kind gathering<p>ST. LOUIS — The housecat-sized robot that brought me a granola bar may not have been exactly what Dwight Eisenhower had in mind when he founded the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Rolling around on four skateboard wheels, the …

LHC creates liquid from Big Bang

Scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have produced tiny droplets of a state of matter thought to have existed right at the birth of the …

Are Our Devices Turning Us Into A New Kind Of Human?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Screen Time - Part I.<p><b>About Amber Case's TED Talk</b><p>Anthropologist Amber Case says our technology is changing us into cyborgs. She argues we have become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of <i>Homo sapiens.</i><p><b>About Amber Case</b><p>Cyborg anthropologist Amber Case …