Portugal Doesn’t Have Net Neutrality. This Is What Their Internet Looks Like

By: Robin Andrews/IFLScience   The basic principle of net neutrality is hard to disagree with. It posits that Internet service providers and state organizations regulating the Internet must treat all websites equally, and must not discriminate in any manner. It ensures the Web remains open and free to access for all. Thanks to the actions of…

NASA’s Twin Study Reveals Something Very, Very Strange Happens To Your Genes In Space

By: Alfredo Carpineti/IFLScience   New preliminary results from NASA’s Twin Study suggest that going to space increases DNA methylation, a process responsible for turning on and off genes. These findings not only provide a glimpse into this cellular process but also tells scientists how the human body might change once it gets into space. “Some of the most…

NASA Breaks Record With Ion Thruster That Could Take Humans To Mars

By: Jonathan O’Callaghan/IFLScience  Scientists have announced a breakthrough with an ion thruster that could one day take humans to Mars. It’s called the X3 thruster, a type of ion propulsion known as a Hall thruster. This technology is alluring because it can theoretically achieve higher speeds than conventional chemical propulsion. In a series of tests at NASA’s Glenn…

ESO Scientists Unveil An “Unprecedented Discovery” About Gravitational Waves

By: Brad Jones/Futurism New Wave Last week, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) teased news of an “unprecedented discovery.” Now, the organization has revealed that, for the first time ever, astronomers have observed both gravitational waves and light produced by the same event. “This discovery is significant because it gives us two completely different ways to view the same…

Professor Brian Cox Believes Humanity Will Soon Achieve Immortality. Here’s How We’ll Do It

By: Rosie McCall/IFL Science  Humanity has been looking for a way to “fix” our own mortality since, well, forever. In medieval times, there were the alchemists who searched for a universal elixir or philosopher’s stone. In the 20th century, people paid to be cryogenically frozen and now we have companies, like Humaii and Carboncopies, using artificial intelligence (AI) and nanotechnology to enable…

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