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Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has released new details of his vision to colonise parts of the solar system, including Mars, Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus. His gung …
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has released new details of his vision to colonise parts of the …
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Almost all life on Earth is based on DNA being copied, or replicated. Now for the first time scientists have been able to watch the replication of a single DNA molecule, with some surprising findings. …
Almost all life on Earth is based on DNA being copied, or replicated. Now for the first time scientists have …
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The dinosaurs may have volcanoes to thank for their domination of the planet, at least according to one theory. Most scientists think that a severe bout of volcanic activity 200m years ago may have led …
The dinosaurs may have volcanoes to thank for their domination of the planet, at least according to one theory. Most …
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Fusion power has the potential to provide clean and safe energy that is free from carbon dioxide emissions. However, imitating the solar energy process is a difficult task to achieve. Two young plasma physicists at …
Fusion power has the potential to provide clean and safe energy that is free from carbon dioxide emissions. However, imitating …
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How did music begin? Did our early ancestors first start by beating things together to create rhythm, or use their voices to sing? What types of instruments did they use? Has music always been important …
How did music begin? Did our early ancestors first start by beating things together to create rhythm, or use their …
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Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist Andrei Linde at Stanford University. He had submitted a draft article entitled ‘…
Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened …
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Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a study by the universities …
Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions …
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In 1859, Charles Darwin included a novel tree of life in his trailblazing book on the theory of evolution, On the Origin of Species. Now, scientists from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and their international collaborators want to …
In 1859, Charles Darwin included a novel tree of life in his trailblazing book on the theory of evolution, On the …
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Allergies such as peanut allergy and hay fever make millions of us miserable, but scientists aren’t even sure why they exist. Carl Zimmer talks to a master immunologist with a controversial answer.For me, …
Allergies such as peanut allergy and hay fever make millions of us miserable, but scientists aren’t even sure why …
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You've probably heard about Schrödinger's cat, which famously is trapped in a box with a mechanism that is activated if a radioactive atom decays, releasing radiation. The act of looking in the box collapses …
You've probably heard about Schrödinger's cat, which famously is trapped in a box with a mechanism that is activated …
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