Monday, May 20

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The left step periodic table places helium with highly reactive elements such as magnesium and calcium instead of in the rightmost column with the other less reactive elements. (Creative Commons photos by Valery Tsimmerma and Dmarcus100 via Wikimedia Commons)
The left step periodic table places helium with highly reactive elements such as magnesium and calcium instead of in the rightmost column with the other less reactive elements. (Creative Commons photos by Valery Tsimmerma and Dmarcus100 via Wikimedia Commons)

Current aerogels used in spacecrafts crack under extended exposure to high temperatures, requiring scientists to frequently replace the insulator or abandon the technology altogether. The new aerogel called hBN aerogel that can withstand quick temperature changes. (Courtesy of Xiangfeng Duan and Xiang Xu)
Current aerogels used in spacecrafts crack under extended exposure to high temperatures, requiring scientists to frequently replace the insulator or abandon the technology altogether. The new aerogel called hBN aerogel that can withstand quick temperature changes. (Courtesy of Xiangfeng Duan and Xiang Xu)

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Researchers develop more accurate method of determining age of death

UCLA researchers have developed a new tool to predict when someone will die, but don’t start planning your funeral yet. In a study published last month in the journal Aging, researchers in the lab of Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics and biostatistics, developed a new method of predicting the population lifespans that is 14 percent more accurate than previous methods. Read more...

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