You Want Better Beer? Good. Here’s a Better Barley Genome

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Spread the loveTweet The genome of barley—the grain that’s the soul of beer and whiskey—is weird. The commodity crop has just seven pairs of chromosomes (compared to your 23, assuming…


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A 130,000-Year-Old Mastodon Threatens to Upend Human History

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Spread the loveTweet In 1993, construction workers building a new freeway in San Diego made a fantastic discovery. A backhoe operator scraped up a fossil, and scientists soon unearthed a…


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Scientists Brew Up the Creepiest Batches of Brain Balls Yet

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Spread the loveTweet Stem cell biologists are basically modern day witches. While they’re not exactly taking a creepy fetal Lord Voldemort and turning him into noseless Ralph Fiennes, these scientists…


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The first ever 4K video live stream from space left us wanting more

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Spread the loveTweet If you tuned in to the AWS/NASA live stream from space that happened on Wednesday, then you already know: It looked very, very good. The 4K quality…


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The first ever 4K video live stream from space left us wanting more

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Spread the loveTweet If you tuned in to the AWS/NASA live stream from space that happened on Wednesday, then you already know: It looked very, very good. The 4K quality…


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How to watch the first 4K live stream from space at 1:30 PM ET

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Spread the loveTweet Space deserves the highest resolution available. Even if all you’re broadcasting is a tabletop inside the International Space Station – it’s a work surface in space, it…


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How to watch the first 4K live stream from space at 1:30 PM ET

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Spread the loveTweet Space deserves the highest resolution available. Even if all you’re broadcasting is a tabletop inside the International Space Station – it’s a work surface in space, it…


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The Best Map Yet of What Could Be NASA’s Next Mars Landing Site

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Spread the loveTweet On the night of November 28, 1659, a Dutch astronomer named Christiaan Huygens aimed toward the sky a 22-foot telescope of his own invention, peered through its…


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Chinese and European space agencies in talks to build a moon base

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Spread the loveTweet A ‘lunar base’ is a phrase previously used mostly by Bond villains, but the Chinese and European space agencies are discussing creating exactly that in a new…


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This prosthetic arm is powered by Bluetooth and your mind

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Spread the loveTweet With a direct connection to the bone, click-on appliances like this don’t need a prosthesis socket, making it easy to take on and off and avoiding chafing…


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