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John Young, 'most experienced' U.S. astronaut, dies at 87

(Reuters) - U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon in 1972 and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during a career that made him the only person to fly with three NASA space programs, has died at age 87, officials said on Saturday.<p>Young, who went to space six times, died on …

Space Exploration

Anti-cancer breakthrough CICD can eradicate tumours, researchers say

Scientists say the newly discovered method of killing cancer cells may yield a much more effective treatment for the disease.<p>A newly discovered …

New Research Could Finally Lead to A Quantum Theory of Gravity

by Karla Lant and Abby Norman March 24, 2017 Hard Science 23553<p>A team of scientists from the University of Vermont and the University of Waterloo in …

OK Google Home, give a clear answer on the CIA and spying

Nope, there's certainly no CIA spying going on here.<p>Absolutely not. In fact, don't even bother asking your Google Home smart speaker about the CIA. But if you do, the stolid little device is going to get defensive. A YouTube clip from someone named Michael Hraba shows the voice assistant's …

UK votes to leave EU after dramatic night divides nation

The British people have voted to leave the European Union after a historic referendum in which they rejected the advice of the main Westminster party leaders and instead took a plunge into the political unknown.<p>The decision in favour of Brexit, following a bitterly close electoral race, represents …

Farthest moon of 2016

The October 31 moon is farthest for this year. In about 2 weeks, we’ll have the closest moon since 1948. It’ll be a full moon and a supermoon.<p>On …

UK husband and wife imprisoned for planning London bombing

LONDON (AP) — A husband and wife convicted for conspiring to bomb civilian targets in London have been given hefty prison sentences.<p>Mohammed Rehman, …

Extremism

How a year in space changes bodies

Astronauts are spending a year aboard the International Space Station, and researchers are looking at what happens to their bodies at the molecular …

When pregnant women get cancer, what happens to their babies?

A cancer diagnosis is always upsetting, and that's especially true when the patient is pregnant. A new study may reassure these patients that their babies can turn out fine despite exposure to the disease and the resulting treatments.<p>In their first few years of life, these children scored just as …

Minecraft used to teach children molecular chemistry

<b>Virtual world-building game Minecraft, played by tens of millions of children worldwide, could be used in schools to teach pupils chemistry.</b><p>A group of Hull University students created an educational version of the game that allows players to explore specially created molecular structures and …

Atoms

Oculus Founder: Cables To Be Major Obstacle In VR Industry For A Long Time

It might sound obvious, but if you’re hoping that mom will want to hop into virtual reality while you make her drag around a bunch of ugly ass (and dangerous) wires, it probably won’t happen. That’s why Oculus is doing projects like its partnership with Samsung on the Gear VR. It makes virtual …

Virtual Reality

Taurid fireballs this weekend?

Although a modest shower, perhaps offering 5 meteors per hour, the Taurid shower just might produce some dramatic fireballs.<p>The South and North …