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Is there intelligent life in space? Stephen Hawking thinks so, and has launched massive search

National Geographic | 
More than a half-century after the first modern search for communicating extraterrestrial life, humanity’s quest to find intelligent beings in ...
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Could the world’s species experience another mass extinction? Maybe.

National Geographic | 
According to a study published in Science Advances, the current extinction rate could be more than 100 times higher than normal—and that’s ...

DNA test that tells identical twins apart to be used in forensic testing

Wired | 
In 2004, two young women were abducted at gunpoint while walking home near Boston at night. The crimes happened eight ...

Bacteria with spider genes spin out silk

Wired | 
In addition to snaring dinner and protecting spider babies, spider silk makes a pretty good shield for bioreactive enzymes. Even ...

Genetically modified silkworms spin fluorescent silk

Wired | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Silkworms in a Japanese lab are busy spinning silks that glow in the dark ...

DNA shows surprising flame-retardant properties

Wired | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Normally, cotton fabrics are highly flammable. But when scientists tried to set fire to cotton coated ...
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