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A Brief History Of Menstruating In Space

Before women started flying in space, NASA was a little worried they might die having their periods<p>When NASA was preparing for Sally Ride’s first spaceflight in 1983, there was some question about what should go in her personal kit. Namely, engineers needed to figure out how many tampons she would …

Professor Brian Cox A Journey into Deep Space

Explore the cosmos with this superstar physicist<p>Join British physicist Professor Brian Cox as he takes science fans into a journey of the deep space …

WATCH: Here Are The Limits of Humanity's Space Exploration

Unobtainable goals.<p>When it comes to space exploration, how far can we actually go? Is there a true limit, even with the sci-fi tech of the future, to …

'Star Trek III: The Search for Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, and William Shatner

Kirk and Spock. Nimoy and Shatner. Was anyone ever more important to <i>Star Trek</i> then those two? Would <i>Trek</i> have ever been <i>Trek</i> without them?<p>Gene …

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Despite cell with TV, games, exercise and newspapers, court rules Anders Breivik’s human rights were violated

STAVANGER, Norway — Norwegian authorities have violated the human rights of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik by holding him in solitary confinement …

Human Rights

Pacific islanders got a double whammy of Stone Age DNA

Modern-day Melanesians carry a two-pronged genetic legacy of ancient interbreeding that still affects their health and well-being, researchers …

A Golden Age Of Ancient DNA Science Begins

If I had taken a straw poll among anthropologists 10 years ago asking them how far genetic research would come in the next decade, I doubt anyone …

Scott Kelly answers your questions about life in space, Mars mission

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronaut Scott Kelly has been back on Earth for about three weeks since completing his groundbreaking year in space and he's still adjusting to the sensation of having solid ground beneath his feet.<p>"The most overwhelming part of it is gravity itself and I still haven't gotten over it …

Space Science

Human DNA found in a Neandertal woman

Humans and Neandertals may have hooked up much earlier than previously thought.<p>Early ancestors of humans in Africa interbred with Neandertals about …

Milky Way Survey Maps The 'Cold Universe' Of Star Forming Regions In Southern Galaxy

The APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL) completed its study of the Milky Way, the European Southern Observatory announced …

Gravitational Waves Will Show The Quantum Nature Of Reality

One of the oldest predictions of Einstein’s general theory of relativity — the gravitational theory that spacetime is a fabric that gets bent and curved by the presence of matter and energy — is that masses that accelerate in the Universe produce ripples in the fabric of space itself: gravitational …

Physics

Ten Amazing Things Astrophysics Says About You

<b>1) You live on a rock</b> <br>Your home is a roughly spherical rock that orbits a star at about 100,000 miles per hour. Most of the surface is covered with a layer of water to produce lakes and oceans, and surrounding it all is a layer of air so thin that if the Earth were the size of an apple the …

Galactic Archaelogy in the Milky Way Halo

<b>The motions of thirteen stars in our galaxy’s halo outline a shell-like structure, perhaps the remains of an ancient galactic collision.</b>This …

Cosmology

Earth - Why are we the only human species still alive?

Two million years ago in Africa, several species of human-like creatures roamed the landscape. Some looked surprisingly similar to each other, while others had distinct, defining features.<p>In September 2015, another species was added to the list. Hundreds of bones discovered in a South African cave …

We May Have Split from Our Ape Relatives 2 Million Years Earlier Than Thought

Researchers say the evolutionary split between humans and other apes may have happened 2 million years earlier than previously believed. The findings …

A new discovery just challenged everything we knew about early human history

Scientists said on Wednesday an analysis of the genome of a Neanderthal woman whose remains were found in a cave in the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia near the Russia-Mongolia border detected residual DNA from Homo sapiens, a sign of inter-species mating.<p>Previous research had established that …

Humanity

Neandertal DNA may raise risk for some modern human diseases

Finding Neandertal ancestors in the human family tree was shocking enough when researchers announced it in 2010. Now the implications for modern-day …

NASA's Curiosity rover beams home a selfie from a Martian sand dune

NASA's Curiosity rover is checking out some sand dunes on Mars, and like any good traveler in an exotic locale, it has a selfie to prove it.<p>The …

Einstein's genius changed science's perception of gravity

Albert Einstein opened humankind’s eyes to the universe.<p>Before Einstein, space seemed featureless and changeless, as Isaac Newton had defined it two …

Physics

In retrospect: The Selfish Gene

Books & Arts | Published: 27 January 2016<p>Matt Ridley<p><i>Nature</i> <b>volume 529</b>, pages 462–463 (28 January 2016) | Download Citation<p>Matt Ridley reassesses …

Physicists Are About to Test a Hypothesis That Could Rewrite The Textbooks

Forget everything you think you know about protons.<p>An international team of physicists is about to test a "sacrilegious" hypothesis about protons - …

Got Allergies? Blame Neanderthals

Mating with Neanderthals may have helped modern humans adapt to Europe, but may have also made them more prone to allergies. Continue reading →

Man v. Mammoth Battle Reveals Prehistoric Arctic Life

A frozen hunted mammoth provides a graphic snapshot of Arctic life 45,000 years ago.

Prehistory

Voyager mission celebrates 30 years since Uranus

Humanity has visited Uranus only once, and that was 30 years ago. NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft got its closest look at the mysterious, distant, …

‘Origins’ offers science-based account of creation

<b>Origins: The Scientific Story of Creation</b><i><br>Jim Baggott<br>Oxford Univ., $34.95</i><p>Throughout history, every culture has woven its own tale of creation, …

Science News' favorite books of 2015

This biography of Alexander von Humboldt explores how the 19th century German naturalist’s expeditions helped lay the groundwork for our modern …

Books