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The long memory of the Pacific Ocean

The ocean has a long memory. When the water in today’s deep Pacific Ocean last saw sunlight, Charlemagne was the Holy Roman Emperor, the Song Dynasty ruled China and Oxford University had just held its very first class. During that time, between the 9th and 12th centuries, the earth’s climate ...

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After War’s End, a Long Struggle to Patch Invisible Wounds

Image A war memorial in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, in March. Thousands of Sri Lankans died or disappeared in a brutal civil war that ended in 2009.CreditCreditAdam Dean for The New York Times After War’s End, a Long Struggle to Patch Invisible Wounds A government psychiatrist in Sri Lanka goes door ...

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The Key to a Long Life Has Little to Do With ‘Good Genes’

In 2013, Google cofounder and CEO Larry Page announced the formation of a new Alphabet entity dedicated to solving the pesky puzzle of mortality. Since then, the billion-dollar longevity lab known as Calico—short for California Life Company—has been trying to tease apart the fundamental biology of aging in the hopes ...

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Space Photos of the Week: Hubble Sees Things a Long Time Ago

The Hubble Space Telescope is a time machine. Images like this reveal the earliest galaxies, because they gather light in the infrared range. Hubble is especially designed to look at that spectrum, and these dazzling galaxies were captured by the ‘scope in 2014. This particular photo combines infrared data, which ...

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