Kate Lunau

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camp century

A Top-Secret US Military Base Will Melt Out of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Planners thought it would stay buried in ice forever.
Kate Lunau
3.9.19
longevity

These Bats Don't Seem to Die of Old Age—Can They Help Extend the Human Lifespan?

Unlike in humans, the telomeres of long-lived bats do not appear to shrink with age.
Kate Lunau
2.10.18
MUSHROOMS

Researchers Have Found a 115 Million Year Old Mushroom

It’s the oldest mushroom in the world.
Kate Lunau
11.30.17
It's the end of the word we we know it

Mathematical Formula Predicts Global Mass Extinction Event in 2100

If we put another 310 gigatons of carbon into the ocean by 2100, which we’re well on track to do, we enter “unknown territory.”
Kate Lunau
9.23.17
immortality

Scientists Found a Way to Stop Aging in Human Cells

They targeted telomeres, caps on chromosomes whose length roughly corresponds to age.
Kate Lunau
8.2.17
memories

A ‘Memory Hacker’ Explains How to Plant False Memories in People’s Minds

Scientist Julia Shaw explains false police confessions (and reports of alien abductions).
Kate Lunau
8.1.17
Designer DNA

It’s Happening: US Scientists Reportedly Made a Genetically Modified Human Embryo

What now?
Kate Lunau
7.28.17
climate change

Stop Telling People Not to Have Kids to Save the Planet

I'm terrified of climate change, but I became a parent anyway.
Kate Lunau
7.15.17
Sea Monsters

We Found Out What the Hell This Thing Is

Everybody's arguing about whether this is a giant squid or a dead whale or something even weirder.
Kate Lunau
5.13.17
Kate Lunau

We Should All Be Drinking Recycled Pee

Astronauts do it. Why can't we?
Kate Lunau
3.25.17
Motherboard

Pluto Likely Has an Ocean of Water Deep Under Its Surface

The thick, viscous ocean is right beneath its icy heart.
Kate Lunau
11.17.16