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Accelerating biological age evident even in the young

If scientists want someday to make the old young again, they increasingly recognize they'll need to study young people who seem old. But when a group of researchers recently set out to define what it means to be prematurely old, they discovered that humans age at remarkably different rates, and...

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  • Astronomical sleuth reveals the timing of the iconic 1945 'Kiss'

    Astronomical sleuth reveals the timing of the iconic 1945 'Kiss'

    It's an iconic image: A sailor kisses a nurse in Times Square after hearing the news that World War II was officially over — just after 7 p.m. on August 14, 1945.

  • SpaceX failure tests its bold agenda

    SpaceX failure tests its bold agenda

    Before its unmanned rocket disintegrated Sunday, SpaceX had become an industry rising star. The brainchild of billionaire Elon Musk was not just blasting spacecraft into orbit, but was making it look easy.

  • Tonight, Jupiter and Venus meet in a summer sky

    Tonight, Jupiter and Venus meet in a summer sky

    It’s been a slow summer dance as Venus and Jupiter have sidled up to one another over the month of June, but tonight is the night of the big rendezvous: Conjunction, when the two planets will appear close enough in the night sky to kiss.

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