Aging

FOR THE AGES  Peoples’ chronological ages may not match the state of their bodies. New research suggest some people age faster than others. Some factors that contribute to aging may be in the blood.

SPLASH ZONE  A periodically plunging planet causes these spiral waves in the belt of debris surrounding the star Beta Pictoris, as seen in this computer simulation.

rose

FLAUNTING FRAGRANCE   By comparing a sweet-smelling Papa Meilland rose (shown) with a bland bloom, researchers discovered a surprising enzyme critical to roses' aroma-making.

Geophilus hadesi centipede

UNDERWORLD  This male Geophilus hadesi centipede was found over 1,000 meters belowground in a cave in Croatia. G. hadesi is the deepest-dwelling centipede yet discovered. 



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