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Why haven’t we been contacted by alien civilizations? Maybe because most have extinguished themselves, as we likely will

Science News | 
For some reason, civilization is not a self-perpetuating state of affairs on this planet. And perhaps not on other planets, ...
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Chance of extraterrestrial contact will multiply by 1,000 in coming decade, says SETI scientist

Smithsonian | 
[H]owever small the probability of seeing a signal from E.T. is, those chances are soon going to be a lot ...
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Manipulating our internal clocks could lead to treatments for mood disorders, obesity—and even aging

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Medicines and other small molecules may play a role in fixing rhythms gone awry ...

Can we take AI to the next level by building robots that fear for their own safety?

Science News | 
There might be a way, though, to give robots feelings, say neuroscientists Kingson Man and Antonio Damasio. Simply build the ...

Scientists celebrate 100th anniversary of DNA double helix discovery

Science News | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. When Francis Crick was ...

Reports of junk DNA’s ‘demise’ were based on junky logic and dubious definitions

Science News | 
The following is an excerpt. Magnificent organisms capable of composing symphonies, calculating quantum energy levels and dunking basketballs are built ...
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