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Are Humans Really Headed To Mars Anytime Soon?

With recent news headlines proclaiming that dozens of people have been selected as finalists for a Martian astronaut corps, it might seem like a trip to this alien world might finally be close at hand.<p>But let's have a little reality check. What are the chances that we really will see people on the …

Space Science

If you remember this story, another memory will die off

Remembering makes us forget as the process of recall actually causes people to lose other memories<p>Remembering makes us forget as the process of recall actually causes people to lose other memories, a study has found.<p>Researchers at Birmingham University and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences unit …

Alzheimer's Disease

There Is Now Photographic Evidence of Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna’s Romance

Someone has snapped a couple of photos of Leonardo DiCaprio joining Rihanna at her birthday party. But what does it mean?<p>Ah, love! As March’s lion comes roaring in, loudly and snowily heralding the soonness of spring, there is a budding romance for us to enjoy, now sorta confirmed by two grainy …

Fashion Shows

Lupita Nyong'o’s Stolen Oscar Gown Has Been Returned

Apparently there was a way for the <b>Lupita Nyong'o</b> stolen-Oscar gown story to get even weirder.<p>Three days after the custom Calvin Klein Collection gown estimated to be worth $150,000 was reportedly taken from the Oscar winner’s London West Hollywood hotel room, TMZ is reporting that the thief has …

The Oscars

APOD: NGC 4676: When Mice Collide (2015 Feb 01) Image Credit: ACS Science & Engineering Team, Hubble Space Telescope, NASA, ESA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150201.html Explanation: These two mighty galaxies are pulling each other apart. Known as the "Mice" because they have such long tails, each spiral galaxy has likely already passed through the other. The long tails are created by the relative difference between gravitational pulls on the near and far parts of each galaxy. Because the distances are so large, the cosmic interaction takes place in slow motion -- over hundreds of millions of years. NGC 4676 lies about 300 million light-years away toward the constellation of Bernice's Hair (Coma Berenices) and are likely members of the Coma Cluster of Galaxies. The above picture was taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys in 2002. These galactic mice will probably collide again and again over the next billion years until they coalesce to form a single galaxy. http://acs.pha.jhu.edu/general/personnel/sci-team/ http://www.stsci.edu/hst/ http://www.nasa.gov/hubble http://spacetelescope.org/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=150201 #APOD

Behind The Scenes Of That Awesome Portal Trick Shot Video

Now you're thinking with Portals<p>There's an epic video making its viral way around the Internet this week, featuring two guys in lab coats doing incredible trick shots using a basketball and a Portal gun.<p>The video was made by Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer at Corridor Digital, and it looks amazing. …

Pictures of the Week 12.4.14

Eric Garner protests continue in cities across America through second night

Marchers take to streets in anger at chokehold verdict, with demonstrations also taking place in other major cities<p>• We can’t breathe: the burgeoning Eric Garner protests – video<p>Protesters swarmed the centre of New York and cities around the US in a second night of largely peaceful protest …

Invention will help colour blind watch television in more detail

Experts at the University of East Anglia have developed a computer algorithm which enhances areas of red and green on television programmes<p>For colour blind people watching their favourite teams play football, or following a recipe on a cookery programme can be tricky.<p>But that could be about to …

Color Blindness

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Decontamination Begins at New Ebola Patient's Home

As the CDC confirmed a new case of Ebola, a team of workers wearing protective gear was already decontaminating the patient's Dallas apartment.<p>Read more here.

Disease

Malala calls for child rights after joint Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Pakistani activist has Malala Yousafzai urged children to "stand up for their rights" after becoming the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.</b><p>She said she was "honoured" to receive the award, saying it made her feel "more powerful and courageous".<p>The 17-year-old was jointly awarded the …

Pakistan

This Curry Spice Might Help the Brain Heal Itself

A spice commonly used to make curry could help the brain heal itself by encouraging the growth of nerve cells, according to a new study.<p>Researchers …

What Drives Abortion: The Law Or Income?

About 50,000 women worldwide die because of unsafe abortions. Five million more are admitted to hospitals with complications after the procedure.<p>Activists and researchers on both sides of the abortion debate agree that these "back alley" operations are dangerous for women. It's figuring out the …

The World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Will Graduate High School This Year

Remember the sci-fi thriller GATTACA? For those who never saw the film and/or eschewed all pop culture in the late 90’s for some reason, it was a popular movie that came out in 1997 about genetically modified human beings. Now some literally genetically modified human babies born that same year are …

George and Amal Tie the Knot

Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the …