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Synthetic molecule super-effective against superbugs

Forget zombies or killer robots – the most likely doomsday scenario in the near future is the threat of superbugs. Bacteria are evolving resistance …

Gene therapy may help astronauts going to Mars resist deadly radiation

An international group of researchers has come up with a new plan to help astronauts survive high-level radiation in space – and even get them to Mars without the deadly exposure expected during three years of space travel.<p>“From the first day you show up, the known hazard of flying in space is …

Space Science

Space Medicine

Traveling can be tough on the body. Think about driving all the way from, say, Washington to Wisconsin. By the time you ease yourself from behind the …

John Young, Who Had the Most Humanizing Moon Experience, Dies at 87

John W. Young helped NASA reach new heights -- while humanizing it for Americans back home.<p>American astronaut John Young, 87, died on Saturday, after …

Using drones to build the ambulance fleet of the future

Alice Lloyd George Contributor<p>Alice Lloyd George is an investor at RRE Ventures and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>A conversation with Dean Kamen on the myth of “Eureka!”<br>• Behind the scenes with Tezos, a new …

FAA

One Way to Prevent Clinician Burnout

Sometimes the endless discussion about burnout in health care creates its own form of burnout — a sense of hopelessness about being able to stop an epidemic. But there is a way to counter burnout. Health care organizations can use a framework that deconstructs the different sources of stress and …

Management

6 scientific tricks for falling asleep

6 scientific tricks to fall asleep.<p>If you can't sleep, get out of bed. Experts say if you stress out in bed you'll associate negative feelings toward where you sleep. So go read a book on the couch.<p>Turn off your phone! The blue light can trick your mind into thinking it's daytime. Give yourself 30 …

Hormones

The Wanderers is a beautiful take on the human cost of a mission to Mars

The biggest obstacles to overcome will be people, not hardware<p>With private companies such as SpaceX looking to visit Mars in the coming decades, science fiction is poised to become reality. In Meg Howrey’s latest novel, <i>The Wanderers</i>, she explores the run-up to such a mission, and the toll that it …

'Biggest Case on the Planet' Pits Kids vs. Climate Change

A pioneering lawsuit against the U.S. government on global warming won the right to a trial. Now Trump wants an appeals court to cancel it.<p>Levi Draheim is a nine-year-old science geek. He founded an environmental club as a fourth grader and gives talks about climate change to audiences of …

Climate

Oh, You Didn't Hear? NASA Dropped the Hottest Mixtape of 2016

While you were busy celebrating the holidays, NASA dropped the hottest mixtape of 2016. The Goddard Space Flight Center—where engineers and …

NASA's 4K Footage Of Earth From Space Is Utterly Spellbinding

If you only watch one video today, make it this.<p>If your commitment to the planet has wavered this year, NASA’s latest 4K footage might just be the …

Space

7 Cool San Francisco Kickstarters to Throw Your Holiday Money At

You did it: You just about survived Christmas! Now that you’ve almost given out all of your prezzies and are totally prepped to cook the perfect turkey (with a gorgeous holiday tablescape to boot), you’re primed to sit back and actually get some R and R on your winter break.<p>But instead of …

I Want a Jet Engine Ceiling Fan Hanging in My Bedroom

Global warming promises to make the summers more and more unbearable. Instead of precariously balancing an air conditioner in your window, imagine …

Home Depot

President Barack Obama: America Is Going to Mars

President Barack Obama has announced an ambitious goal to send humans to Mars by the 2030s.<p>“We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of …

Guys, The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Here, And It's Going to Be Twice as Good This Year

200 meteors an hour.<p>If you’re as much of a sucker for a good sky-watching event as we are, you’re not gonna want to miss this year’s Perseid meteor …

Astronomy

Heart disease, depression and blindness – the hazards of deep space travel

Can we colonize Mars without killing our space pioneers? We take a look at some of the biggest health hazards facing astronauts on long space missions<p>Upon his return last March from a record-breaking 340-day stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly was most …

Swimming Pools

How to See This Year's Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light this August as Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle—and this year, it's …

Astronomy

Mars Mobile

Be A Martian!<p>Mars needs YOU! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers . . . but most of all YOU! Join us on …

Hate your job? NASA wants you to work on Mars - CNN Style

Written by Georgia McCafferty, CNN<p>This story was originally published in February 2016.<p>US space agency NASA has just released a series of retro recruitment posters that advertise potential positions it may one day need filled on Mars.<p>First commissioned in 2009 for an exhibit at the Kennedy Space …

Space Science

Want to Finally Understand Physics? Read This Book

Physics is hard. It’s one of those subjects you studied for a bit in a required high school class, then left behind in college for something you …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Science often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to satisfy your curiosity on subjects ranging from computer …