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The Future of Space Travel Depends on Varsha Jain, Space Gynecologist

She helps female astronauts deal with life in space, including what to do about their periods.<p>NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who's on the International Space Station right now, spent 377 days total in space prior to this mission—the most of any US woman. It's a huge achievement. The reality is that …

Space Exploration

50,000-person genomics study reveals untapped medical potential

Christmas came early for geneticists this year.<p>Results from a momentous 50,726-person genomics study were released on Thursday, with some interesting …

Popular Data Science Books Every Data Scientist Must Read

McKinsey Global Institute report highlights that the U.S. economy will witness a shortage 250,000 data scientists by 2024 as the demand for data …

This Early NASA Space Training Video Is Horrifying

The saliva on the man's tongue began to boil.<p>The first Apollo missions were not made only of the glory of Neil Armstrong's one small step or John F. Kennedy's hair-raising invocations. ("Therefore, as we set sail, we ask God's blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on …

Space Exploration

The Best-Kept Secret Swimming Holes of Central Florida

Central Florida is home to much more than just theme parks. It's also where Floridians find refreshment on hot days and warm nights. Take a day off …

Scientists have evolved a remarkable new form of life that can bond silicon to carbon

You're probably already familiar with a few products products that use carbon-silicon, or organosilicon: glues, caulks, and pesticides, to name a few.<p>But the new biological trick, which was forcefully evolved in bacteria, is safer and 15 times more efficient than synthetic, industrial chemistry at …

Chemistry

Life Lessons From the Guy Who Just Ran the Appalachian Trail Faster Than Anyone

Earlier this year, ultramarathon runner Karl Meltzer set one of the most prestigious and challenging records in all of endurance sports. Meltzer …

How to climb Kilimanjaro without the crowds

The world’s tallest freestanding mountain is on many people’s bucket list, but the relative ease of the climb means most routes are overcrowded. Our writer finds a less trodden trail<p>• Have you climbed Kilimanjaro? Tell us about your experience in the comments below<p>Many trekkers arrive at Mount …

Mountaineering

The 11 Best U.S. National Parks For Solitude

Most everyone knows that some of the least likely national park spaces to find solitude are the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Old Faithful in …

National Parks

3D-Printed Hyperelastic Bone Is Like Duct Tape For Bone Surgeons

Growing new bone where none existed before has never been easier.<p>Hyperelastic bone is a new artificial biomaterial that can be 3D-printed and implanted into the body, where it will eventually be replaced by real bone. It’s flexible and has a shelf-life of around a year, but even better it’s dead …

This Little Silver Cube Could Be the Future of Personal DNA Testing

Medical diagnostics is about to have an ‘iPhone moment’.<p>If Apple made a personal DNA testing product, it might look something like the Spartan Cube: A minimalist, anodized aluminum box, about the size of a large coffee mug, and roughly as heavy as a small laptop. Aside from the logo of Spartan …

E.coli

Scientists turn CO2 into fuel with solar power

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago believe that they've perfected the art of photosynthetic solar cells. It's a technology that mimics a plant's ability to inhale carbon dioxide and, with water, convert it into glucose and oxygen. This system is capable of drawing in carbon …

The ultimate beginner's guide to hiking Colorado's famous 14,000-foot mountains

And hundreds of thousands of feet in elevation.<p>With all of this lofty real estate in their backyard, it's no surprise that clawing their way up the sides of 14,000-foot mountains has become a rite of passage for Colorado residents.<p>But how does a rookie peak bagger choose which summit to reach …

Hiking

Man levitates on terrifying gasoline-powered flying carpet

Today, we think of flight as one of the safest and most heavily regulated forms of public transport you can possibly choose. But 113 years ago, when …

Can this woman cure ageing with gene therapy?

Biotech boss Elizabeth Parrish has tried out her company’s anti-ageing gene therapy with, she says, amazing results. Too good to be true?<p>Elizabeth Parrish is CEO of BioViva, a Seattle-based biotech company working to develop treatments to slow the ageing process. In April, the company revealed that …

FDA

America's Top 10 Hardest Day Hikes

The word “epic” is uttered a bit too lightly these days. Once reserved to describe the fantastic voyages of brave explorers, it’s now readily used to …

Apollo 11 Flight Plan for 1st Moon Landing Getting Crowdfunded Re-Issue

It was the minute-by-minute plan that put the first men on the moon in July 1969.<p>Now, almost 50 years later, NASA's Apollo 11 Flight Plan is being …

Focus: Venter's deep dive into the human genome

In what appears to be the single most in-depth look at human DNA to date, the complete genetic sequences of more than 10,000 people have been deeply …

Genetics

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Space Is Ruining Astronauts' Eyesight And No One Knows Why

The tricky syndrome might hamper our chances of getting to Mars.<p>As space missions have increased in length, astronauts began to notice something troubling: their time in space seemed to be causing their eyesight to deteriorate. This wasn't a minor effect. John Phillips, who spent more than six …

Space

Another Leap for 3D Printing as Introduced to Membrane Technology

In today’s society, the 3D printers are being used all around us. From printing a coffee cup, to making your own wind turbine, 3D printers have the …

Polymer repairs nerve damage in animals with spinal injuries

February 2000<p>WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A brief application of a polymer commonly used in medicine and cosmetics has been shown to immediately repair …

Farmers have modified our food for at least 10,000 years, why does it matter all of a sudden?

In the past week you’ve probably eaten crops that wouldn’t exist in nature, or that have evolved extra genes to reach freakish sizes. You’ve probably eaten “cloned” food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all …

Agriculture

Converting solar energy into chemical energy like nature does

The need for a sustainable energy supply is now a hot topic. Companies are investing in it, and scientists around the globe are looking for …

Solar Power

These Tiny Spacecraft Could Lead Us to Alpha Centauri

Earlier this spring, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner casually announced his intention to develop spacecraft that can travel at up to 20 percent the …

3tags.org

This video shows a robot building its very own home

We’ve watched robots build their own children, and now, we can watch them build their own homes, too. Thanks to a new video released by London’s …

University of Michigan

A neon-fueled road trip along Route 66's most iconic spots

Route 66, and its 2,500 miles, is known affectionately as "The Mother Road." It's the quintessential cross-country road trip experience. From Chicago …

To the Top of Texas! Guadalupe Mountains National Park

<i>On the road to Guadalupe Mountains National Park! Photo credit: Jonathan Irish</i><p>Have you heard of the term "highpointing"? That is the name given to the quest of outdoorsman seeking to climb the highest peaks in each of the 50 states in America. At Guadalupe Mountains National Park in northeast …

National Parks

Space Becomes Affordable If Your Spacecraft Is 3 Centimetres Small

Arizona State University’s “SunCubes” are under 100g, making a launch affordable even for hobbyists.<p>As technology advances, it often gets smaller. These darling little teensy-tiny baby satellites are following the miniaturisation trend, with the aim of making space exploration affordable even to …

Space Exploration