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Simple Facial Scans Reveal How Fast a Person Is Aging

Aging is a fact of life, but at the physiological level we don't all age at the same rate. So how to determine our bodies' overall wear and tear?

Cyclists Shine at Night Courtesy of New Reflective Spray

Riding a bicycle is a great way to get in shape while getting from point A to point B. But it also can be dangerous — especially at night.

Watch Live as Scott Kelly Embarks on a Year-Long Mission to Space

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly’s bags are packed, and as we write this he’s strapped into the Russian Soyuz-TMA-16M spacecraft preparing for liftoff.

Rare, Adorable Pika Photographed For First Time in Decades

If you went out searching for the Ili pika in the moutains of China, odds are your search would be fruitless.

Why Cold Cities Have More Exploding Manhole Covers

In cold-weather cities in the U.S., slush, snow and wind aren’t the only inconveniences to contend with when the temperature drops; there’s also this small matter of exploding manholes.

Astronaut Twins Begin Unprecedented One-Year NASA Study

NASA is about to take yet another bold step toward sending humans to Mars. At 3:42pm Eastern time tomorrow afternoon, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will strap into a Russian rocket and kiss Earth goodbye for an entire year to live on the International Space Station.

Super Slippery Bottle Means You Won't Waste a Drop of Glue

Glue is so good at sticking to things that it inevitably clings to the one place we need it the least: the inner wall of the bottle.

Wood Bison Roam the U.S. for First Time in a Century

After vanishing from their wild habitats over a century ago, wood bison, the largest land mammals native to North America, now roam freely in Alaska once again.

Promising Alzheimer's Drug Slows Cognitive Decline

The search for an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease has been riddled with failures, but a promising new drug could serve as a rare success story for those living with mild forms of the condition.

Radical New 3-D Printer Grows Objects from Goo

It seems hard to believe, but we may already need to start differentiating between “old-fashioned” and modern 3-D printing methods.

How to Propel Tiny Satellites? Just Add Ice

Ice is a pretty all-around useful chemical, but generally for mundane things: chilling drinks, skating on, mending swollen joints.

Tony Stark Gives 3-D Printed Bionic Arm to 7-Year-Old Boy

Tony Stark is the reckless playboy at the head of Stark Industries, and he’s also, of course, Iron Man.

Quiz: Whaddya Know About Water Bears?

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Prehistoric Jumbo Shrimp Grew To Be 6 Feet Long

Life in prehistoric oceans could be pretty terrifying. Take for instance the predatory jumbo shrimp that roamed the oceans 480 million years ago.

A Promising Drug for Disease That Took Leonard Nimoy's Life

The world mourned the recent death of Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy, who had revealed in 2014 that he was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Cloud Seeding Guarantees Perfect Wedding Weather

Outdoor weddings are inherently unpredictable. But now even weather can be pre-arranged, for a price.

Hermit Crabs Line Up By Size to Exchange Shells

Anyone with an older brother or sister knows that clothes “shopping” often meant begrudgingly sifting through hand-me-downs rather than perusing the latest fashions at the mall.

NASA's Dawn Probe Has Arrived at Dwarf Planet Ceres

Today, dwarf planet Ceres became the first such planet to have company over. The visitor is NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which reached its final destination — an orbit around this 590-mile-wide ball of ice and rock — after more than seven years in space.

Praying Mantises are Expert Acrobats in Mid-Air

Praying mantises, with their twiggy limbs and long bodies, lack the look of agility, but we all know looks are often deceiving.

Handshakes' Purpose Could Be to Send Scent Signals

Shaking a person’s hand is so routine it seems meaningless. But as it turns out, this gesture could be more than a social courtesy: it could be humans’ way of coming into contact with another person’s smells.


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