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“It’s about being a multi-planet species and have life extend beyond the solar system.” Elon Musk is doubling down on his aspirations to get people to the Red Planet. Speaking during Vox Media’s Code Conference on Wednesday, Musk said SpaceX should begin launching unmanned supply missions to Mars in 2018. If...
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CAIRO, EGYPT Never underestimate the mysterious, unpredictable, and slightly insane power of Egyptology. PHOTOGRAPH BY KENNETH GARRETT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Crouched by King Tut’s stone sarcophagus, National Geographic technicians Eric Berkenpas and Alan Turchik prepare the radar unit to scan the tomb’s walls. This was the lesson of this past weekend’s Second Annual Tutankhamun...
It took NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft over 9 years to reach the distant world of Pluto, but it was well worth the wait.This video reveals 6 weeks of images New Horizons snapped of Pluto as it approached, reached, and passed Pluto. These images have revolutionized our understanding of this...
Can the fountain of youth be found in the form of a pill? That’s what startup Elysium Health believes.The company is led by its chief scientist and co-founder, Leonard Guarente, who heads the anti-aging center at MIT. It’s through his research and direction that Elysium is banking on this...
A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) offers a twist on a popular theory for how life on Earth began about four billion years ago. The study questions the “RNA world” hypothesis, a theory for how RNA molecules evolved to create proteins and DNA. Instead,...
Scientists have used a wireless brain implant to bypass the spinal cord injuries of two paralysed rhesus macaques, giving them the ability to walk again. The system – which wirelessly transmits decoded brain signals to stimulate the muscles responsible for leg movement – represents the first time a neural prosthetic...
Many people are prone to ‘remembering’ events that never happened, according to new research by the University of Warwick.Around 50% of us are susceptible to believing we’ve experienced fictitious events, University of Warwick research finds False memory study included over 400 people Raises questions around the authenticity of...
For decades, scientists have been of the belief that the Moon, Earth’s only natural satellite, was four and a half billion years old. According to this theory, the Moon was created from a fiery cataclysm produced by a collision between the Earth with a Mars-sized object (named Theia) roughly...

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