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How sleeping in the pitch black could help you lose weight

Sleeping in a completely dark room helps the metabolism to work properly, scientists believe, as they warn that using iPads at night could harm the body-clock<p>IPads, televisions and computers in bedrooms may be fuelling the obesity epidemic because rooms are not dark enough for the metabolism to …

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Building Better Knees For The NBA

New techniques mean better outcomes for athletes.<p>The stress of repetitive jumping makes NBA players particularly prone to painful, even career-ending cartilage lesions. For decades, microfracture surgery—pricking holes in the knee bone to stimulate tissue regrowth—was the gold-standard repair. But …

Futuristic Skintight Spacesuits May Shrink-Wrap Astronauts

The spacesuits of the future might be totally alien-looking.<p>Instead of the bulky-looking spacesuits that astronauts wear today, a group of MIT …

Bacteria in space could help create new vaccines - CNN.com

One challenge for astronauts is keeping well nourished and free of infection, especially on long-duration manned missions.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Staying healthy in space<p>Life support<p>Breeding bacteria<p>Spirulina<p>Super germs<p>Space Salmonella<p>Super food?<p><i>Editor's note: Since originally publishing this story, we have</i> …

Scientists discover a new origin of oxygen on Earth and in space

Scientists have discovered a new way to make molecular oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2) -- no green plants involved.<p>Their findings could alter our understanding of the Earth's early atmosphere and how oxygen might form on other planets with carbon dioxide in their atmospheres.<p>In a paper …