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Buzz Aldrin’s plan for a permanent presence on Mars

Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the Moon. Now the Nasa veteran, and trained engineer, is setting his sights on another part of our Solar System – Mars.<p>Buzz Aldrin’s passion is clear for all to see. It’s not the jeans, jacket or unexpected striped red braces, but on the T-shirt. Beneath …

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

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This NASA spacecraft will set sail propelled entirely by sunlight

It took NASA’s Voyager I probe 35 years to reach the edge of our solar system and enter interstellar space. But a lot has changed in space technology since Voyager launched in 1977. NASA’s new space sail—propelled only by the sun—can make that same trip in 20 years.<p>On Tuesday (Feb. 2), NASA …

NASA discovers icebergs on Pluto

Literally cool<p>Pluto has icebergs, NASA revealed today. By analyzing data and images returned by the New Horizons spacecraft, scientists determined that these icebergs are actually very large. They measure several miles across, and traverse the icy plains region being called Sputnik Planum, which …

Dallas reports case of Zika spread through sex; CDC urges condom use

By Lena H. Sun ,<p>Lena H. Sun<p>National reporter focusing on health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Brady Dennis and<p>Brady Dennis<p>Reporter focusing on environmental policy and public health issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>National reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Dallas health officials said Tuesday that …

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Zika virus outbreak will spread through the Americas, says World Health Organisation

The mosquito-borne virus will spread across the two continents but will not affect Chile or Canada, the WHO says<p>The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain damage to babies in Brazil, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile, the …

Why early risers could be banned from travelling to Mars

People with abnormally slow body clocks will be the most suitable for going to Mars, scientists have concluded<p>Early risers could be banned from travelling to Mars after scientists found they have the wrong internal clock for life on the Red Planet.<p>New research has shown that circadian body clock …

Milky Way’s second-largest black hole?

Astronomers are calling it a possible first detection of an intermediate-mass black hole, a missing link in black hole evolution.<p>Astronomers in Japan …

9 reasons Phoenix is the perfect place to be in winter

1. “Winter” is code for “hiking season.”<p>Depending on your threshold for cold, any time of day is right for a winter hike in Phoenix. The city …

Largest ever prime number discovered has 22 million digits

The number was found by a computer in Missouri and is five million digits longer than the previous record-holder<p>A computer in Missouri has uncovered the world's largest prime number ever seen by humans. The number is 274,207,281– 1, which has 22 million digits.<p>Even the least mathematical among us …

Light pillar over Colorado Rockies

Light pillar extending up from a lighted tourist attraction, hidden behind a ridge.<p>Joe Randall caught this image in North Cheyenne Canyon, Colorado. …

Dwarf Galaxy’s Close Encounter Shakes Up the Milky Way

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>As it hurtled through space around 300 million years ago, a small, dark matter-dominated galaxy brushed by the Milky Way. It wasn’t exactly a head-on collision, but it shook the gas in the Milky Way’s massive disk, leaving a telltale pattern of ripples at its …

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A French Drug Trial Has Left One Person Brain Dead and Five Seriously Ill

A drug trial for an unnamed pharmaceutical firm in France has left one person brain dead and five others critically ill.<p>The six patients were in good …

ESA's Mars Express Will Zip by Phobos Today

The tiny probe will come within 30 miles of the red planet's largest moon today.<p>The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe has been going strong since 2003, and today, it's set to make a new record: it's closest approach to Phobos, the largest moon of Mars. That doesn't say much: depending on …

The Latest: State AG apparently changes mind on Flint probe

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The latest on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan (all times local):<p>5:40 p.m.<p>Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette …

China Aims to Explore Dark Side of the Moon by 2018: Xinhua

Innovation<p>China plans to land the first probe ever on the dark side of the moon in 2018, marking another milestone in its ambitious space program, the official Xinhua news agency reported.<p>China has launched a new round of work focused on lunar exploration, coming about two years after it made the …

Most of the universe is missing — here are 5 ambitious experiments that might find the rest

The other 85% of matter is missing. Scientists call this invisible stuff "dark matter" because we can't see it and, so far, no one has directly detected it.<p>We know dark matter exists only because all the matter that we actually can see can't explain the motion of stars and galaxies in the universe. …

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World's biggest dinosaur skeleton unveiled in New York

The as yet unnamed Titanosaur species was found in Patagonia and stands 122ft long – too big for the gallery at the American Museum of Natural History<p>Paleontologists at New York’s American Museum of Natural History unveiled a cast skeleton of the world’s biggest dinosaur, a new species of …

Ebola virus: New case emerges in Sierra Leone

<b>Sierra Leone officials have confirmed a death from Ebola, hours after the World Health Organization declared the latest West Africa outbreak over.</b><p>The country was declared free of the virus on 7 November, and the region as a whole was cleared when Liberia was pronounced Ebola-free on Thursday.<p>Tests …

Even your academic advisor might one day be a robot

IBM's new AI system will help you survive college.<p>We Google things we're too lazy to remember or ask another human. We've become accustomed to asking Siri and Cortana about the weather. The current generation of artificial intelligence can pull facts from the web, keep track of your appointments …

Giant supernova in the sky smashes previous record, stuns scientists

There's breaking a record, and then there's blowing it to smithereens. Astronomers using relatively small telescopes around the globe have spotted the brightest supernova ever seen, shining about 20 times brighter than the 100 billion stars in the entire Milky Way galaxy — or, put another way, as …