What bad headlines call lazy is what early humans called survival.
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Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
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It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
A working, large-scale quantum computer is still a decade away, but researchers are currently turning a critical corner from theory to building the first small quantum systems
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One man's noise is another man's long-sought signal
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
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Scientists have yet to agree on the scope of the disaster
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Using innovative copyrights and a Web 2.0 platform, John Wilbanks may just transform how scientific discoveries are made
2+ Discoveries / 12 Months = Annus mirabilis
In the early 1900s, radioactive water was all the rage. Hard to believe smart people could fall for such twaddle--right?