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African Killfish Can Put Aging on Pause. Do 2020-02-21 11:00:00As the fish's embryos enter a hibernation-like state, their DNA changes and keeps tissues from aging or deteriorating.

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Could Alien Life Travel on Interstellar Asteroids and 2020-02-21 01:00:00The theory of panspermia — the idea that simple life can travel from world to world — is back in the limelight after several interstellar

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Lawrence Tesler, Who Made Personal Computing Easier, Dies 2020-02-20 17:51:44When you’re cutting and pasting, dragging the cursor over selected text and performing other common computer tasks, you can thank him.

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