Saturn eclipsing the sun, seen from behind by the Cassini orbiter. Earth is the small dot between the rings on the upper, left-hand side.
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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The latest research dismisses the idea that viruses form a fourth type of life.
A new study estimates the nutritional value of human flesh and challenges the belief that prehistoric humans engaged in cannibalism just to fill their stomachs.
The mixing desk used to make Dark Side of the Moon fetched a huge sum at auction recently. Its productive life is far from over.
Ethical codes on animal experimentation lay down strict rules about the treatment of lab animals. Animals headed to the slaughter house are not so lucky.
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A new study suggests the enigmatic Makran region could see a magnitude 9 earthquake.
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The latest remake of Ghost in the Shell ducks the philosophical questions posed by the cyborg technology of the future.
It's a slow process, but billionaires like Musk push boundaries and help researchers set long-term goals for developing brain-computer interfaces.
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The Astronomer Royal answers some of the world's – and the universe's – biggest questions.
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Rather than replace humans, AI could actually boost our creativity.