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EmTech: Get Ready for a New Human Species

Now that we can rewrite the code of life, Darwinian evolution can't stop us, says investor Juan Enriquez...

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Biofuel Made Easy

Jay Keasling and colleagues from the Joint BioEnergy Institute in Emeryville, California have found a way to create more common fuels. By....

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'Matrix'-Style Learning Cements New Skills in Brain

Hollywood science fiction stories such as "The Matrix" and "Inception" have suggested how....

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Walking Through Walls

Mika Sillanpää and colleagues at Aalto University in Finland have set up an experiment that they believe will demonstrate a macroscopic object quantum tunneling through an obstacle....

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Erasing Signs of Aging in Human Cells Now a Reality

Scientists have recently succeeded in rejuvenating cells from elderly donors (aged over 100). These old cells were reprogrammed....

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Kepler 22-b: Earth-like Planet Confirmed

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet in the "habitable zone" around a star not unlike our own. Kepler 22-b lies at....

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Are We Causing Extreme Weather?

An international scientific assessment now finds that human activity has influenced not only global warming, but also may be partially responsible for the increase of extreme weather events within the past few decades....

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Dreaming Takes the Sting out of Painful Memories

UC Berkeley researchers have found that during the dream phase of sleep, also known as REM sleep, our stress....

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Be Happy - Live Longer

Andrew Steptoe of University College London (UCL) recently published findings that show happy people aren’t just pleasant to be around; they’re also more likely to live longer....

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A Serving of Gratitude May Save the Day

Cultivating an “attitude of gratitude” has been linked to better health, sounder sleep, less....

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