For women like me, postponing the menopause would be a blessing | Sonia Sodha

Scientific advances that prolong birthrate can only be a benefit to many would-be mothers Let us imagine for a moment that we lived in a world-wide where male birthrate declined off a cliff by the time soldiers thumped their mid…

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A Crashed Israeli Lunar Lander Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon

It was just before midnight on April 11 and everyone at the Israel Aerospace Manufacture mission control center in Yehud, Israel had their eyes determined on two large projector screens. On the left screen was a stream of data being…

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This Voracious, Unstoppable Bug Is Killing Off Vineyards

This story primarily appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration . In Amityville, Pennsylvania, 10 hectares of grapevines sprawl across the family-owned Manatawny Creek Winery. Owner Darvin Levengood is no stranger to vineyard pests. But he…

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Why ‘Moon Shot’ Has No Place in the 21st Century

This story is part of a series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. When Marc Antony’s troops allowed their Parthian enemies to set their siege line on fire in 36 BC, their enraged com­mander knew what punishment…

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How to survive the fake news about cancer

The internet is awash with ads for costly but bogus cares and claims that scientists are quelling a medicine for the disease For Eileen O’Sullivan, being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 was the catalyst for a inundation of plainly…

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What Seinfeld can teach us about science

From micro animals to the doping chances of a poppy seed bagel, life may be imitating the US sitcom When Jerry Seinfeld UK1981 HBO debut, he said of weather forecasts:” And then my beloved percentage, the spacecraft photo. This is…

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How Elite Tennis Players Crank Out Serves at 150 MPH

It’s early afternoon in Orlando, the hottest time of day on a characteristically sultry Wednesday in Florida, a district prominent for its perennially heated, rain, shirt-soaking conditions, which just so happen to be pretty much perfect for playing tennis. Or…

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The Real Challenge for the Green New Deal Isnt Politics

Earlier this year, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced a resolution to the US Congress that sought to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and eventually power the “the two countries ” with nothing but renewable energy….

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A Sonic Black Hole’ Could Help Solve a Cosmic Paradox

Last month, a team of physicists reported in Nature that a sound-trapping fluid, akin to a black hole that traps light-colored, extends a featureless spectrum of exertions, just as Stephen Hawking predicted for the invisible fields he was far-famed for…

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Want Your Kid to Play Pro Soccer? Sign Her Up for Basketball

The Women’s World Cup is in full swing, and today the Americans will face off against France in a battle to advance to the semifinals. This year’s American team is a strong one, both in personality( they are currently engaged…

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