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Mars One has ethical questions to answer about one-way trip to red planet

Mars One is back in the news. On Tuesday the company held a press conference in Washington DC to announce that it is working with two other companies – Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology – to launch a robotic mission to Mars in 2018. The idea is that this unmanned mission will help lay …

Genetics accounts for more than half of variation in exam results

Differences in children's exam results at secondary school owe more to genetics than teachers, schools or the family environment, according to a study published yesterday.<p>The research drew on the exam scores of more than 11,000 16-year-olds who sat GCSEs at the end of their secondary school …

International Space Station: ISS Has ‘Urgent Situation’ After Cooling System Fails

A malfunctioning cooling pump on the International Space Station has NASA scientists worried but not panicking.<p>None of the crew members on board are …

Soldier controls bionic arm using power of thought

A soldier whose arm was blown off by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan has become the first person in the UK to master a prosthetic limb controlled by thought.<p>Corporal Andrew Garthwaite, 26, has spent two years learning how to move the arm and grip objects after a six-hour operation to have …

International Space Station Suffers Mechanical Failure

One of the cooling systems has failed on the International Space Station, requiring astronauts to power down to prioritize life-support systems, NASA …

Scientists Map Vast Reserves Of Freshwater Under The Seabed

Not all the water in the sea is seawater.<p>Scientists think there are vast reserves of fresh groundwater buried under the oceans — a potentially valuable resource for coastal cities that need freshwater.<p>A recent report in <i>Nature</i> estimates the amount of fresh groundwater around the world at about …

International Space Station in partial shutdown due to cooling pump problem

A possible coolant leak on the International Space Station has led to a partial shutdown, Nasa has said.<p>Astronauts hope to fix the problem by altering the software. But if that fails, at least one crew member will have to undertake a spacewalk.<p>Nasa spokesman Kelly Humphries said the problem may …

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