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New European Satellite Set to Study 1 Billion Stars

A European satellite equipped with two high-powered telescopes was launched into orbit on Thursday in order to carry out an unprecedented survey of …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

Life-hacking the brain: better living through science!

A simple little trick has the potential to improve the lot of both parents and inveterate party-goers. Just don't tell the European Medicines Agency<p>There is something that we all need. You can't touch it, you can't really see it, but you certainly know its effects and feel its loss. In fact, while …

Star-mapping mission lifts off

Gaia, a European mission to map the Milky Way, has successfully launched from the European Space Agency’s base in French Guiana.<p>Its two telescopes …

Q&A: The 5 Big Questions in Brain Science

A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves.<p><b>Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics. (See "Beyond the Brain.")</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of …

A billion stars here we come! Gaia galaxy surveyor lifts off

Gaia is designed to make accurate measurements of the positions and motions of 1% of the total population of roughly 100 billion Milky Way stars.<p>The …

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Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice

Australian and US researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be trialled on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in mice.<p>The study, involving Harvard University and the University of NSW, discovered a way of restoring the efficiency of …

Why Do People Agree To Work In Boring Jobs?

In the essay "The Myth of Sisyphus," philosopher Albert Camus — who would have turned 100 on Thursday — explored the nature of boring work. There's new psychological research into why people end up in boring jobs.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Now, one of Camus' most famous essays, "The Myth of …

New programming language could code DNA to deliver drugs and detect diseases

The University of Washington envisions a future where our bodies will be tuned to heal us just as easily as software is built to entertain us — and it's come up with a method that could eventually turn this idea into a reality. University researchers have developed a programming language that …