Christine McCullough

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The fascinating differences between men and women astronauts in space

NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute have published a new research paper detailing how space flight affects "cardiovascular, …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

The Move That'll Give You a Rock-Solid Core

This simple exercise packs an abs-sculpting punch.<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Rock 'n' Roll Core:</b> Brace yourself (and your …

The Right Way to Carb-Load Before a Race

You won’t hit the wall—as long as you fuel correctly.<p>Most runners know they should eat pasta, rice, potatoes, or other high-carb foods before a half or full marathon. After all, carbs are a great source of energy, and you need a lot of energy to cover 13.1 or 26.2 miles. But many runners are far …

Iceland's WOW air launches £99 flights from London to the US

It may be the cheapest transatlantic flight ever – £99 one way to Boston and Washington DC from London.<p>WOW air (www.wowair.co.uk), a budget Icelandic airline, is making an introductory fare available to those booking a selected number of sale-price seats online from today.<p>The carrier is launching …

Wow! This Hubble Telescope Photo of Mars with a Comet Is Amazing

The famed Hubble Space Telscope has captured a jaw-dropping view of a comet making an incredibly close flyby of Mars.<p>The space telescope snapped the …

Selfies from outer space: Self-portraits by astronauts and robots far from Earth

NASA Mars Probes See Rare Comet Flyby (Photos)

A NASA probe orbiting Mars and a rover on the planet's surface have beamed back some amazing views of a comet that made an extremely close pass by …

What It Took for SpaceX to Become a Serious Space Company

It simply needed to disrupt Boeing and leapfrog NASA.<p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned …

NASA's new SoundCloud account will make you feel spaced out

Otherworldly sounds from classic and new NASA missions are here, including 'Houston, we've had a problem'<p>Space has never sounded better (literally it hasn't, as it is a near vacuum where sound waves don't propagate). NASA launched its first official SoundCloud account last week in time for …

Doctor Who's new web game aims to teach children programming skills

Doctor Who’s latest adventure sees him teaming up with a Dalek and trying to save the universe, but also teaching children some early computer programming skills.<p>This isn’t a TV show, however: it’s a game due to launch on Wednesday 22 October on the broadcaster’s CBBC website. The Doctor and the …

Astronaut Chris Hadfield's amazing photos from space

The guitar-strumming spaceman Chris Hadfield is releasing a new book – <b>You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes</b> – featuring stunning images of the Earth captured while in orbit. Here are some of his best snaps<br>• <b>Find out what tastes better, space food or plane food, in our Q&A with Chris …

Spacecraft Watched the Lunar Eclipse from Mercury

Last Wednesday, Earth was wowed by a lovely cosmic alignment — a lunar eclipse. For cloud-free regions of the globe, skywatchers observed our moon …

Your Phone Screen Just Won the Nobel Prize in Physics

You’ve probably got the fruits of this year’s Nobel laureates’ handiwork in your pocket. In fact, if you’re reading this on your phone or a …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

Perfecting Your Prerace Food Strategy

What and how much should you eat and drink for your prerace breakfast?<p>If you're like most runners, you spend the final days before your half- or full marathon feasting on high-carbohydrate foods. But a good nutrition plan doesn't end with that last plate of pasta the night before your race. Just as …

6 Strange But True Health Tips

Many methods to improve your health are pretty straightforward: to lose weight, eat less and exercise more; to boost your energy, get more sleep; to …

Yellowknife and Great Slave Lake

TravelPlaces of a Lifetime<p>Yellowknife, the capital of the <b>Northwest Territories</b>, is an isolated mining town built on gold and now sustained by diamonds—an outpost of civilization surrounded by a vast, austere landscape of rock and tundra and water—most notably, the enormous Great Slave Lake, on …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

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The Irish Bucket List: 25 things to do and places to see before you die!

A Bucket List is a number of things written down to do before you die, which comes from the term “kicked the bucket”. We have compiled a list for you …

A comet is about to fly by Mars: Here's everything you need to know

On Sunday, a comet the size of a mountain will brush past Mars, passing just 87,000 miles away from the red planet.<p>That's about one-third the distance between the Earth and the moon, and scientists say it is likely closer than any comet has gotten to Mars in about 1 million years.<p>The Mars-grazing …

Understanding quantum tunnelling | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Quantum tunnelling sounds like science fiction, and does indeed feature quite often in the genre. But it is real, and plays a role in nuclear fusion, chemical reactions and the fate of the universe. Here’s how it works<p>The recent claim from Stark Industries Lockeed Martin that a compact fusion …

Comet Siding Spring set to have rare near miss with Mars

An extremely rare celestial event will play out on Sunday night, with an ancient comet hurtling narrowly past Mars, prompting observing spacecraft to take evasive action.<p>The comet, called Siding Spring – or more formally as C/2013 A1 – will pass within 140,000km of Mars at a speed of around 56km a …

APOD: Rosetta's Selfie (2014 Oct 16) Image Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141016.html Explanation: This Rosetta spacecraft selfie was snapped on October 7th. At the time the spacecraft was about 472 million kilometers from planet Earth, but only 16 kilometers from the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Looming beyond the spacecraft near the top of the frame, dust and gas stream away from the comet's curious double-lobed nucleus and bright sunlight glints off one of Rosetta's 14 meter long solar arrays. In fact, two exposures, one short and one long, were combined to record the dramatic high contrast scene using the CIVA camera system on Rosetta's still-attached Philae lander. Its chosen primary landing site is visible on the smaller lobe of the nucleus. This is the last image anticipated from Philae's cameras before the lander separates from Rosetta on November 12. Shortly after separation Philae will take another image looking back toward the orbiter, and begin its descent to the nucleus of the comet. http://rosetta.esa.int/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141016 #APOD

APOD: The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble (2014 Oct 01) Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; Reprocessing & Copyright: Francesco Antonucci http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141001.html Explanation: The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects. Though its wingspan covers over 3 light-years, NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the dying central star of this particular planetary nebula has become exceptionally hot, shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust. This sharp close-up of the dying star's nebula was recorded in 2009 by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3, and is presented here in reprocessed colors. Cutting across a bright cavity of ionized gas, the dust torus surrounding the central star is near the center of this view, almost edge-on to the line-of-sight. Molecular hydrogen has been detected in the hot star's dusty cosmic shroud. NGC 6302 lies about 4,000 light-years away in the arachnologically correct constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius). http://www.nasa.gov/ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ http://hubblesite.org/servicing_mission_4/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141001 #APOD

The Space Station Is Getting A UPS-Style Shipping Service

A new vehicle design could enable same-day shipping from the ISS to Earth, making science experiments in microgravity cheaper and easier.<p>It’s easy to forget that the International Space Station isn’t just a place for astronauts to hang out and take epic selfies. Because of its unique microgravity …

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Telegraph Travel Awards 2014: win a private jet tour to India and Tanzania

<b>Private Jet Tour, India and Tanzania*</b><p><b>£23,000</b><p>A week-long private jet tour to India and Tanzania with Captain’s Choice (captainschoice.co.uk). The tour includes private check‑in, transfers and gourmet experience on board a privately chartered aircraft, stays at the Oberoi Amarvillas Agra, the Oberoi …

Expert guide to Skiathos

Getting around<p><b>Buses</b>: the excellent south-coast bus service plies frequently between town and Koukounariés resort, 7.5 miles (11.5km) west, until late, calling at 26 numbered stops. It also goes to Evangelístrias monastery inland.<p><b>Taxi</b>-<b>boats</b>: a waterborne service, less frequent than buses, shuttles …

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