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Nasa Mars isolation experiment starting in Hawaii

Six people going into small isolation dome for a year to help Nasa prepare for Mars mission<p>Six people are about to shut themselves inside a dome in Hawaii for a year, in the longest US isolation experiment yet aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars.<p>The crew includes a French …

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

South-east Asia

Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot

Vaccines don't always make it into the people who need them the most. Many require a syringe and a needle to enter the bloodstream and create immunity. And that means a doctor or nurse has to do the job.<p>But with if a vaccine could be delivered by simply applying a patch?That's Mark Prausnitz's …

Public Health

How can black holes shine?

We hear that black holes absorb all the light that falls into them. And yet, we hear of black holes shining so brightly we can see them halfway …

Einstein Theories Confirmed by NASA Gravity Probe

Space mission did what the famed physicist said would be impossible.<p><b>Two key predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity have been confirmed by NASA's Gravity Probe B mission, scientists announced this week.</b><p>"We've completed this landmark experiment testing Einstein's universe, and …

What to Say During Sex

And intimacy is, in turn, a common prerequisite for getting it on. “In general, men tend to get an emotional connection through sex, but women need to get an emotional connection to <i>want</i> sex,” Orbuch says.<p>Adds Ian Kerner, Ph.D., author of <i>She Comes First</i>, “Words can be a powerful aphrodisiac and …

This Is What Sugar Does To Your Brain

We know that too much sugar is bad for our waistlines and our heart health, but now there's mounting evidence that high levels of sugar consumption can also have a negative effect on brain health -- from cognitive function to psychological wellbeing.<p>While sugar is nothing to be too concerned about …

Diabetes

Depression saliva test may reveal those at risk of lifelong mental illness, revolutionize treatment, researchers say

The first biological test for clinical depression has been developed by scientists in a breakthrough that researchers say will enable it to be …

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

The Brain

NASA spacecraft Dawn first to orbit dwarf planet Ceres

The space agency has confirmed that the Dawn craft entered orbit around Ceres in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.<p>“It went exactly the way …