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Under Trump, astronauts might chart a new path to a familiar place: The moon

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2017 05:27 PM
by Alex Muller
A return to the moon is gaining traction. A trip to an asteroid looks iffy. And Mars is still the ultimate destination.
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What can NASA’s twin study results actually tell us?

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2017 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The next step is to figure out which changes can be attributed to spaceflight and which are just normal consequences of ageing.
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+22

Scientists find brain hormone that triggers fat burning

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2017 06:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Biologists have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut.
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+34

A Lost Japanese Spacecraft Has Made a Key Measurement on Rosetta's Comet

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2017 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
By studying the quality and quantity of water on comets, we might better understand the origins of water on Earth.
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+38

UAE Mars mission on track for a 2020 launch

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2017 05:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Hope spacecraft to inspire Arab region to generate knowledge, mission specialist says.
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Ireland votes to be world’s first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

Posted in Science on 27th Jan, 2017 06:05 PM
by AlexMuller
The country’s parliament just passed “first-of-its-kind fossil fuel divestment legislation” with a majority vote.
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+46

NASA has a test for life on other planets that is ten thousand times more sensitive

Posted in Science on 27th Jan, 2017 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
A simple chemistry method could vastly enhance how scientists search for signs of life on other planets.
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The Cognitive Benefits of Smart Drugs

Posted in Science on 26th Jan, 2017 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Some nootropics can have a very beneficial impact on mental and physical functionality.
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+35

Massachusetts lawmakers float aggressive bill mandating 100% renewables by 2035

Posted in Science on 26th Jan, 2017 04:02 PM
by AlexMuller
If successful, the Massachusetts bill would launch the state into the company of states with similar aggressive decarbonization goals.
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Personality linked to 'differences in brain structure'

Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2017 03:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Our personality traits are linked to differences in the thickness and volume of various parts of our brains, an international study has suggested.
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Five in final stretch of Moon race

Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2017 03:42 PM
by AlexMuller
To stand a chance of winning the $20m top purse, however, the teams will need to leave Earth by 31 December.
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As Trump enters White House, California renews climate change fight

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2017 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The state's climate change goals are the most ambitious in North America.
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Curiosity found the first evidence of ancient mud cracks on Mars

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2017 04:01 PM
by AlexMuller
A time capsule to when ancient lakes flowed.
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New chemical front found in battle against anxiety

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2017 01:29 PM
by AlexMuller
According to the National Institutes for Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect over 18 percent of the population in the United States alone.
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Over half of primates now facing extinction, new report says

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2017 01:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The primates are a diverse order that include apes, our closest biological relatives, as well as monkeys, lemurs, lorises and tarsiers.
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Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2017 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row.
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