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How Dad’s Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring

How Dad’s Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring

Mouse studies show tiny intercellular pods convey to sperm a legacy of a father’s hard knocks in life READ MORE >>

Why the number 137 is one of the greatest mysteries in physics

Why the number 137 is one of the greatest mysteries in physics

Does the Universe around us have a fundamental structure that can be glimpsed through special numbers?The brilliant physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988) famously thought so, saying there is a number that all theoretical physicists of worth should “worry about”. He called it “one of the greatest dam… READ MORE >>

A powerful new battery could give us electric planes that don’t pollute

A powerful new battery could give us electric planes that don’t pollute

A manufacturing trick with magnetic fields produces a battery that may discharge fast enough to get an aircraft off the ground. READ MORE >>

The year’s best astronomy photos

The year’s best astronomy photos

Some of the winning images from the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s annual competition. READ MORE >>

Redrawing the Map: How the World’s Climate Zones Are Shifting

Redrawing the Map: How the World’s Climate Zones Are Shifting

Rising global temperatures are altering climatic zones around the planet, with consequences for food and water security, local economies, and public health. Here’s a stark look at some of the distinct features that are already on the move. READ MORE >>

Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? Depends on where you’re from

Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? Depends on where you’re from

The infamous “trolley problem” was put to millions of people in a global study, revealing how much ethics diverge across cultures. READ MORE >>

Mars may have enough oxygen underneath its surface for life

Mars may have enough oxygen underneath its surface for life

There may be enough oxygen underneath Mars’s surface to support life. READ MORE >>

An Alternative History of Silicon Valley Disruption

An Alternative History of Silicon Valley Disruption

Three recent books challenge the tech industry’s myths of self-reliance and prescience. READ MORE >>

Electric cars could store energy in their carbon fiber bodies

Electric cars could store energy in their carbon fiber bodies

You might not need a big, heavy battery to power an EV. READ MORE >>

IBM finally proves that quantum systems are faster than classicals

IBM finally proves that quantum systems are faster than classicals

IBM researchers provide mathematical proof to Shor’s Algorithm READ MORE >>

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