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Chemical in the pool coaxes DNA to form triple helix - Futurity

An inexpensive molecule commonly used to disinfect backyard swimming pools could be the secret to creating a new form of DNA nanomaterial.

Biochemistry

Mars volcanoes spewed billion billion tonnes of lava, causing surface to swivel around

A volcano-dotted region on Mars half the size of France spewed so much lava 3.5 billion years ago that the weight of it displaced the red planet’s outer layers, according to a study released on Wednesday.<p>The findings mean the original north and south poles have moved, and explain the unexpected …

Geology

Fukushima Operator Admits It Didn't Reveal Meltdown for Months

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This story has been updated to reflect that TEPCO attributed the delay in not reporting the meltdown to officials having not read a section about meltdowns in its own manual. The story previously reported TEPCO misread the manual.</i><p>TOKYO — The operator of Japan's Fukushima power plant …

Fukushima

Samsung proves why 5G is necessary with a robot arm

We've been hearing murmurs about 5G for years now, but it seems like this Mobile World Congress is the one where companies have started to get serious about it. Samsung and Deutsche Telekom, for example, put together a 5G demo that shows off how the technology is a serious upgrade from today's 4G …

Nasa test out engine for world's most powerful rocket

Nasa has completed a test of an RS-25 engine, which will power the Space Launch System to make it the most powerful rocket ever built<p>Nasa calls it the Clark Kent of rocket engines because of its commonplace exterior yet ferocious power, and it hopes that one day the RS-25 engine will power its <b>Space</b> …

'Hard' landing as three astronauts return to Earth from ISS

After a Russian rocket failure delayed their return by a month, three astronauts land safely in Kazakhstan from the International Space Station<p>Three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday, safely returning to Earth after their flight back home was delayed for a month by a Russian rocket …

Space Science

Happy Birthday, Einstein: Relativity Faces New Frontier

A century ago this year, a young Swiss physicist who had already revolutionized physics developed a radical new understanding of gravity.<p>In 1915, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described gravity as a fundamental property of space-time. He came up with a set of …

Physics

Taken out: Liam Neeson to quit action movies in two years

His new film may be called Run All Night, but Liam Neeson knows there’s a limit to his energy – and has said he’s getting ready to call time on ass-kicking action roles.<p>Liam Neeson's special skills forces other ageing actors into training<p>Read more<p>“Maybe two more years. If God spares me and I’m …

Liam Neeson

The Immortalists