Sarah Whelan

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15 Things I’d Tell My Daughter About Living A Full Life

My mother always gives the best advice. She has a simple, secret recipe for a happy life, a three-step plan to happiness:<p>1. When your expectations …

MIT Students Claim Astronauts Will Starve On 'Mars One' Mission

But CEO Bas Lansdorp says the study used bad data.<p>PhD students at MIT published a study this week that seems to debunk Mars One's plan to land humans on Mars by 2025 using existing technology. They say that without dramatic improvements in equipment life, the space colonists, who would have no way …

An Abortion Video So Personal It Might Be Hard To Believe She Shared It With You

WATCH: Do Periods Actually Make Women Moody?

Every single time a woman has her period, it's because her body was getting ready to become pregnant and have a child. This incredibly complex …

Japanese Company Plans to Build a Functioning Space Elevator by 2050

Image: Obayashi Corporation<p>Space elevators have long been the realm of science fiction, but the Obayashi Corporation in Japan has now announced that …

Ever Wonder What The Clerk Is Thinking About YOU When You're Shopping At The Makeup Counter?

A Woman Removes Her Makeup On Camera To Reveal Her Truth. And It's Beautiful.

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The Engineer Who Proposed Powering The World With A Solar Satellite

Plus, a look at Popular Science's predictions for the future of solar energy in 1972, just as solar-cell research was picking up.<p>The conceiver of one of mankind's coolest ideas for boundless clean energy died last week. He was 90 and first published his ideas in 1968, a year before NASA put a man …

Humans of New York

<b>Humans of New York is on Facebook.</b> To connect with Humans of New York, log into Facebook.<p>or<p>"What are your hopes for them?"<br>"We left our hopes back in …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including waterfalls in Lisbon, giant waves in China and synchronised swimming in Berlin.

'Pastafarian' fights to wear colander in B.C. driver's licence photo

An unusual religious headwear battle has hit a boiling point in Surrey, B.C., where a “Pastafarian” is fighting for his right to wear a colander in …

40 Of The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think

Many people complain about advertisements as an obnoxious way for companies to invade our everyday lives and cram their products down our throats, …

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Life beyond Earth seems 'inevitable', US planetary scientist says

Astronomers are standing on a 'great threshold' of space exploration, Dr Sara Seager says<p>Astronomers are standing on a "great threshold" of space exploration that could see evidence of extra-terrestrial life being discovered in the next 20 years, an expert has claimed. Life beyond the Earth seems …

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Make Oxygen

Changing Planet<p>Illustration shows the suite of instruments that will be on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. Courtesy: NASA<p><b>Living off the land looks like the key to survival on Mars, so NASA’s next red planet rover will help show the way by brewing up its own oxygen, the space agency announced Thursday. The</b> …

5 Phenomena That Science Has Yet To Fully Explain

What do ghosts and yawns have in common? They remain scientific enigmas.<p>Who doesn't love a good mystery, especially one that stumps researchers?<p><i>Popular Science</i>'s editor-in-chief, Cliff Ransom, moderated a panel about such seemingly inexplicable phenomena this weekend at Comic-Con in San Diego. The …

"I've been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I'm an ordained pastor. But it's just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: 'Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They're just as convinced as I am.' And it just doesn't make sense anymore. It doesn't make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people's lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: 'God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!' Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there's a purpose behind one person's success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that's just cruel."

Decade on, separate lives for once-conjoined twins

Children of older mothers healthier and more mentally stable

Children of women who are over 40 have better physical and emotional health than those born to women in their 20s<p>Older women are often warned that they are putting their children and themselves at risk by delaying motherhood.<p>But a new study suggests that the children of women over 40 actually have …


Genetic disorders: 'It is devastating to watch your child lose every ability'

Breakthrough genomics project will receive £300m public and private funding as announced by David Cameron<p>Lewis was fine until the age of two-and-a-half. A lively toddler, brilliant at sports, he gave his parents no cause for concern. But then began a decline that was both swift and brutal. At first …

The Scientific Cure for Hangovers

In the legal disclaimer of every Friday — especially Summer Fridays, with their earlier drinking start times and later bedtimes — should be a note about hangovers. But with science on your side, you might be able to short-circuit some of the gnarly side effects of excessive booze. From the fine …

APOD: Dark Shuttle Approaching (2014 Aug 03) Image Credit: Space Station Expedition 22 Crew, NASA Explanation: What's that approaching? Astronauts on board the International Space Station first saw it in early 2010 far in the distance. Soon it enlarged to become a dark silhouette. As it came even closer, the silhouette appeared to be a spaceship. Finally, the object revealed itself to be the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and it soon docked as expected with the Earth-orbiting space station. Pictured above, Endeavour was imaged near Earth's horizon as it approached, where several layers of the Earth's atmosphere were visible. Directly behind the shuttle is the mesosphere, which appears blue. The atmospheric layer that appears white is the stratosphere, while the orange layer is Earth's Troposphere. This shuttle mission, began with a dramatic night launch. Tasks completed during this shuttle's visit to the ISS included the delivery of the Tranquility Module which contained a cupola bay window complex that allows even better views of spaceships approaching and leaving the space station. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page #APOD

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Looking for Alice

Project info<p>Finding Alice<p>My daughter Alice was born with Downs Syndrome 2011.<br>Alice has entered a world where routine genetic screening at twelve weeks gestation is almost entirely thrust towards birth prevention rather than birth preparation. Whilst we make our selection and decisions in private, …