These immortal flatworms regenerate like real-life Time Lords

We know there are a few species that don't die of old age, like the giant tortoise and naked mole rat. But those species aren't truly immortal — as they still eventually die. These tiny worms might be a different story... one which could have major implications for humans trying to live longer. » 2/28/12 3:00pm 2/28/12 3:00pm

10 Words You Might Think Came from Science (But Are Really From…

Last week it came to our attention that the phrase "blast off" was coined—not in a purely scientific context, but a science fictional one—by E. E. Smith, an early science fiction author often referred to as "the father of space opera." The term appeared in Smith's 1937 story Galactic Patrol, when one character inquires of… » 10/17/11 10:00am 10/17/11 10:00am