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Poem: ‘A Quantum Cento’

Poem: ‘A Quantum Cento’

Poem: ‘A Quantum Cento’ Lorraine Schein Edited by Dava Sobel Time crystals could soon escape the laboratory. These quantum systems made of time and light are potential fugitives into our reality. By shining twin laser beams piped into a tiny disk-shaped crystal cavity this new class of matter was created unexpectedly.…

Decoded: Aging

Decoded: Aging

Decoded: Aging Michael Tabb, Tulika Bose What if our body could stay in its prime forever? What if we could be biologically immortal like a hydra—a tiny freshwater creature that can continuously renew its cells? Or what if we could turn back the clock like some jellyfish that never die but revert to an earlier…

Gene Drives Could Fight Malaria and Other Global Killers but Might Have Unintended Consequences

Gene Drives Could Fight Malaria and Other Global Killers but Might Have Unintended Consequences

Gene Drives Could Fight Malaria and Other Global Killers but Might Have Unintended Consequences Matthew Cobb Every year more than 600,000 people die from mosquito-transmitted malaria, most of them children under age five. Some insects that are disease vectors, such as mosquitoes, are currently expanding their range around the world, bringing new threats. Genetic engineering…