NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory has shown us the Universe like nothing else ever before. When it comes to the Universe, it mainly generates X-rays through high-temperature heating. X-rays from Chandra reveal […]
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Rosalind Franklin is most known for her role in first capturing the blueprint for life. Her efforts provided the evidence to deduce the double helix structure of DNA.
The X-ray crystallographer contributed some crucial pieces of information to Watson and Crick’s search for the double helix. But because she likely had Asperger’s syndrome, she was almost impossible to collaborate with.
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Your very own "Conspiracy Detection Kit."
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The development of the revolutionary gene-engineering tool CRISPR is a tale fit for the big screen.
We are likely to see the first humans walk on Mars this decade.
75 years after Erwin Schrödinger's prescient description of something like DNA, we still don't know the "laws of life."
Seismic data from 2016 reveals a rare bi-directional boomerang earthquake.
A song many consider the black national anthem rises again in the United States.
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If you think that the Moon is only good for reflecting sunlight, you’ve got another think coming. To human eyes, the Moon is the second brightest visible object, trailing only the […]
The second in a three-part series on the history of research on the origin of life.
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She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
Patients with lung disease could find relief by breathing in messenger RNA molecules.
These ten characters have all had a huge influence on psychology. Their stories continue to intrigue those interested in personality and identity, nature and nurture, and the links between mind and body.
Truth is, dinosaurs aren’t as distinct as you may think, but to find out why, we first have to consider how we got the term “dinosaur.”
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Elon Musk and SpaceX plan an "internet in space" consisting of 11,295 satellites that are about to begin launching.
When you’re confronted by some new information, how do you tell whether it’s valid or not? “I’m old enough to remember when the polio vaccine was still new. Also, it hadn’t […]
Astronomers trace the origin of repeating radio bursts from deep space to a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light years away.
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