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Particles called axions could reveal how matter conquered the universe

The subatomic particles may already solve two important puzzles of particle physics. |SOURCE| Chalk up a potential third win for hypothetical particles called axions. If the subatomic particles exist, they could solve two pressing puzzles of particle physics: the source of the dark matter that fills galaxies with invisible mass, and the reason why [...] Read more

Primordial worm-like creature was forerunner to most animals - including us

A worm-like creature smaller than a grain of rice that burrowed on the sea floor in search of meals like dead organic matter about 555 million years ago may be the evolutionary forerunner of most animals living today - including people. |SOURCE| Scientists on Monday announced the discovery in the Australian outback of fossils of this creature, [...] Read more

Old human cells rejuvenated with stem cell technology

Old human cells return to a more youthful and vigorous state after being induced to briefly express a panel of proteins involved in embryonic development, according to a new study. |SOURCE| Old human cells return to a more youthful and vigorous state after being induced to briefly express a panel of proteins involved in embryonic development, [...] Read more

New Proof Solves 80-Year-Old Irrational Number Problem

Mathematicians have finally proved a conjecture on approximating numbers with fractions. |SOURCE| Most people rarely deal with irrational numbers—it would be, well, irrational, as they run on forever, and representing them accurately requires an infinite amount of space. But irrational constants such as π and √2—numbers that cannot be reduced to a [...] Read more

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