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A Carnival of Life Flourishes in Kabul’s Field of the Dead

A Carnival of Life Flourishes in Kabul’s Field of the Dead By MUJIB MASHAL June 5, 2016 The Kart-e-Sakhi cemetery in Kabul. After decades of war, more and more Afghan families have some reason to visit Kabul’s cemeteries, where an ever-larger slice of everyday life is now centered. By MUJIB MASHAL June 5, 2016 ...

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Rosetta’s comet contains ingredients for life

Ingredients crucial for the origin of life on Earth, including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus, key components of DNA and cell membranes, have been discovered at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The possibility that water and organic molecules were brought to the early Earth through impacts of objects like asteroids and ...

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What’s in a name? In some cases, longer life

Black men with historically distinctive black names such as Elijah and Moses lived a year longer, on average, than other black men, according to new research examining 3 million death certificates from 1802 to 1970. The study, co-authored by Michigan State University economist Lisa D. Cook, is one of the ...

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Being short or overweight linked to reduced life chances

Being a short man or an overweight woman is associated with lower chances in life in areas such as education, occupation, and income, concludes a study published by The BMJ today. The findings provide the strongest evidence to date that overweight people, especially women, are at a socioeconomic disadvantage — ...

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Science Fiction That Came to Life This Year

You have a computer in your pocket. Soon, you’ll be able to buy your own jet pack. And you’re already part owner of a trillion-dollar space agency that sends robots to faraway worlds. In short, you live in the future. In many ways, it’s a future nobody could have imagined ...

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