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Scientists discover key to normal memory lapses in seniors

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have good news for all the older adults who occasionally forget why they walked into a room - and panic that they are getting Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Not only is age-related memory loss a syndrome in its own right and completely unrelated to that dread disease, but …

How Sprawl Makes Fighting Childhood Obesity So Much Harder

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures breathtaking images of Earth from Saturn

NASA's unmanned Cassini spacecraft has already returned some gorgeous views of the planet Saturn, which it is currently flying around. But the latest images should be enough to make it and any other interplanetary travelers (such as Voyager 1) homesick. On July 19th, the spacecraft, located about …

Maven: Building a time machine for Mars

Our space correspondent goes behind the scenes at Nasa’s forthcoming quest to reveal how and why the red planet lost the majority of its atmosphere.<p>The high-ceilinged room resembles a brightly lit, white-walled operating theatre, and the people inside are dressed for surgery. It is impossible to …

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Leaked report shows high civilian death toll from CIA drone strikes

<b>(cclark395_Flickr)</b><p>The report describes 147 civilian deaths, much higher than the U.S. administration has admitted to<p>Chris Woods<p>July 22, 2013 11:48am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.<p>A secret document obtained by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism …

Apollo mission sites could become a lunar national park

The landing site of NASA's Apollo missions may be transformed into a popular tourist destination, if a new bill in Congress is ratified. Two democratic congresswomen are seeking to designate a national park on the moon, protecting abandoned Apollo artifacts, such as the landing gear, roving …

Mars One astronaut applications near six-digit mark

About a month ago, a rather ambitious plan was unveiled – to colonize Mars with astronauts who will never return to Earth. With such a harsh reality …

University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

There's a more efficient way to harvest energy from the backyard than by wiring up hapless critters. Researchers at the University of Georgia have proof: they've discovered a way to generate electricity from plants through hijacking the photosynthesis process. By altering the proteins inside a …

Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines

Few people doing enough aerobic activity and strength training.<p>Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today.<p>About 79% of adults don't meet the physical …

What Muslims Around the World Think About Women's Rights, in Charts

Insights from the massive Pew survey of adherents of the world's second-largest religion.<p>We often talk about "the Islamic world," or the "Muslim community," but sometimes it takes being smacked with an enormous, amazing data dump to remind us that Muslims are actually an incredibly diverse group -- …

The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse prepares for flight around the world - Telegraph

Don’t ignore the risks of moderate drinking

<b>BOSTON U. (US) —</b> Researchers find that even moderate drinking, one and a half drinks per day, can be attributed to nearly 6,000 cancer deaths …

Space debris must be cleared, warn European experts - video

The European Space Agency warns that space debris must be removed to prevent potentially catastrophic collisions with operational spacecrafts and …

Apply Now For A One-Way Trip To Mars

Mars One has begun accepting video applications for a mission to colonize the red planet in 2023.<p>Want to live and die on Mars? Mars One has officially begun its worldwide search for astronauts who will fly to Mars in 2023—and never come back.<p>The first humans on Mars may be reality TV stars.<p>The …

Thousands want to take one-way trip to Mars, but will you pay their way?

Organizers of the Dutch-based Mars One project opened up their website on Monday to take applications for a one-way trip to Mars in 2022.<p>That's right: These astronauts won't be coming back. The idea is to jump-start a permanent settlement on Mars, with more supplies and settlers arriving every …

Is terrorism now international or domestic?

Two brothers: sportsmen, students, sons, one a former part-time lifeguard at Harvard University, the other a husband and father. Immigrants, …

Life on Mars to become a reality in 2023, Dutch firm claims

A few months before he died, Carl Sagan recorded a message of hope to would-be Mars explorers, telling them: "Whatever the reason you're on Mars is, …

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Astronomers find most Earth-like planets yet

Best candidates yet found for habitable worlds, including two potentially life-friendly planets orbiting same star.<p>Scientists using NASA's Kepler space telescope have found the best candidates yet for habitable worlds, including a pair of potentially life-friendly planets orbiting the same star, …

Fusion Rocket Would Shoot People To Mars In 30 Days

One team will be testing fusion propulsion this summer in Redmond.<p>A research team in Washington state is on its way to making a fusion rocket that could carry people to Mars in 30 days, NBC News reported.<p>Scientists spent much of the last century trying to harness fusion energy, but never succeeded. …

New space probe data gives us a 'high fidelity' simulation of how the Big Bang sounded

Though the Big Bang took place long before anyone was around to observe it, we've known for years what it might have sounded like. As the universe expanded, scientists believe it produced waves of sound that echoed through the dense plasma and hydrogen that then filled it. These waves are obviously …

Do Brain Games Work?

A few new studies, including one meta-analysis, suggest brain games don't make you any better at anything but playing brain games.<p>Think you can make yourself smarter with brain-training software? New studies suggest that so-called brain games don't improve players' thinking or IQ, they just make …

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NASA Will Get $100 Million To Drag An Asteroid Around The Moon

The $100 million will probably be part of President Barack Obama's federal budget request for 2014, which is expected to be released next week, Nelson (D-FL) said. The money is intended to get the ball rolling on the asteroid-retrieval project, which also aims to send astronauts out to the captured …

NASA to launch planet-hunting mission with Google-backed satellite

NASA this week announced plans to launch two new projects: a mission to search for new planets, and an International Space Station (ISS) experiment to analyze X-rays emitted from neutron stars. Both are slated to launch in 2017, under the agency's Astrophysics Explorer Program.<p>NASA's Transiting …

Will we ever understand what dark matter is made from?

(This piece originally appeared in the “Will we ever?” column at <i>BBC Future</i>. Though I added a few visuals, I left the UK spellings and BBC stylebook …

Obamacare Already Starts Collapsing Into Medical-Industry Feeding Frenzy

Part of the Obama Administration's promise to the American people regarding Obamacare was that the enormous waste in America's medical expenses would be reduced. The reversal of that promise has already begun, with the Administration's announcement on April 1st, that it will increase (rather than …

Solar Panels Now Make More Electricity Than They Use

And by 2020, the solar industry will have completely "paid back" the energy it took to produce the world's panels.<p>Solar panels make energy, but they take energy to make, too. And, until about 2010 or so, the solar panel industry used more electricity than it produced, according to a new analysis. …