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Creationism in UK education – why the fight must go on

<i>Dave Hone writes: The issue of creationism in the UK is something I have considered writing about for some time. However, aside from being aware that</i> …

Sex is the secret to looking younger, claims researcher

Regular sex could now be the key to looking up to seven years younger, a researcher claims.<p>Dr David Weeks, former head of old age psychology at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, said people need to be aware of the benefits of having a healthy sex life, particularly in their later years.<p>He said sex has …

Space Wind Really Does Exist

We detect a plasmaspheric breeze.<p>More than 20 years ago, researchers proposed the existence of a space wind--a steady flow of charged particles--inside the Earth's magnetosphere, the region of space governed by our magnetic field. After years of theoretical work, Iannis Dandouras, an astrophysicist …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Five thousand metres under the sea: my journey to another world

Five kilometres, or 3.1 miles, is not a great distance on land – the length of a pleasant stroll. But five kilometres vertically in the ocean …

Can a human being live longer than 120 years?

A human cell can divide roughly 50 times before it dies out. It's called the Hayflick limit, and it's become a real headache for the anti-aging science. As long as the limit holds, it suggests a maximum human lifespan of 120 years — but a new crop of research suggests the limit may not be as hard …

The Science Of Car Hacking

Hacked cars are unlikely to be an assassin's weapon of choice.<p>The notion that hackers could assassinate people in an instant is a favorite among conspiracy theories. The latest example: After the young journalist Michael Hastings died in a car crash last month, conspiracy theorists speculated that …

UK astronomers plan to join search for alien intelligence

British astronomers have drawn up plans to scour the heavens for signs of alien life using a network of telescopes that can detect broadcasts from …

The Weird Way Alcohol Behaves In Space

Quantum tunneling holds a clue for one of the great mysteries of space chemistry.<p>A few years back, scientists discovered a giant cloud of hooch floating around in space. The 288 billion-mile cloud of gaseous methanol, an alcohol present in antifreeze and some moonshine presented a conundrum: How do …

Vega and its constellation Lyra

Tonight, look eastward during the evening hours, and it’s hard to miss the season’s signature star formation, called the Summer Triangle. Its stars – …

Astronomy

A Submarine In Space And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Element of the week: plutonium | video

This week's chemical element is plutonium, which has the symbol <b>Pu</b> and the atomic number <b>94</b>. Inspired by the previous two elements in the periodic …

Why You're Clapping: The Science Of Applause

What makes us clap more for some performances than others? You'd think it's obvious: The better the show, the more applause. Think again. Guest host Linda Wertheimer explores how and why applause builds.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>We've all been to concerts and performances that bring us to …

Concerts