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The clock is ticking on NASA’s time aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The agency has set its sights on targets deeper into space, and the station itself, at least on NASA’s side, is unlikely to last beyond a decade without a significant overhaul. But that doesn’t mean it’s the end for the ISS. Back in August, Bill Hill, NASA deputy associate administrator for exploration systems development, suggested that the ISS’ future lay with the private sector.
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A shipwreck found off the shores of Nunavut's King William Island is indeed HMS Terror, lost in Sir John Franklin's doomed 1845 Franklin Expedition, Parks Canada confirms.
Submitted on September 26th 2016 by jcscher with 1 Related Links:
1. Erebus and Terror - John Franklin - in Search of the North-West Passage Added by jcscher on September 26th 2016.
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Physicist Stephen Hawking is more convinced than ever that humans are not the only intelligent life form in the universe. Hawking details his quest to find alien life and takes viewers on a tour of his favorite places in the universe, in a newly released 25-minute film from CuriosityStream, an online video-on-demand platform. In Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places, the iconic science superstar notes in recent years, scientists found thousands of planets outside our solar system.
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The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, New Scientist reveals. The five-month-old boy has the usual DNA from his mum and dad, plus a tiny bit of genetic code from a donor. US doctors took the unprecedented step to ensure the baby boy would be free of a genetic condition that his Jordanian mother carries in her genes. Experts say the move heralds a new era in medicine and could help other families with rare genetic conditions.
Submitted on September 27th 2016 by mariogi
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There's no shortage of warnings from the scientific community that science as we know it is being drastically affected by the commercial and institutional pressure to publish papers in high-profile journals – and now a new simulation shows that...
Submitted on September 26th 2016 by kxh
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Marsquakes — that is, earthquakes on Mars — could generate enough hydrogen to support life there, a new study finds. Humans and most animals, plants and fungi get their energy mainly from chemical reactions between oxygen and organic compounds such as sugars. However, microbes depend on a wide array of different reactions for energy; for instance, reactions between oxygen and hydrogen gas help bacteria called hydrogenotrophs survive deep underground on Earth, and previous research suggested that such reactions may have even powered the earliest life on Earth.
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Doctors may have found an unconventional way to get rid of painful kidney stones — but it will cost you a trip to Disney World. Researchers found that riding the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster at Disney World could help ease the passage of small kidney stones, according to the new study.
Submitted on September 27th 2016 by Chubros
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How much rest do we think we need, who is getting the most, and what are the most restful activities? The results of the world's largest survey on rest indicate that to feel truly rested, a lot of us want to be alone, reports Claudia Hammond.
Submitted on September 28th 2016 by gladsdotter
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When looking at a case of pastries in a bakery it's usually possible to intuit what something might taste like because of its familiar shape or color. Such is not the case with these radically unusual cake designs by Ukrainian pastry chef Dinara Kasko whose experimental techniques result in edible objects unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
Submitted on September 25th 2016 by CatLady
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Groundbreaking neuroscience confirms what Sigmund Freud first theorized: that what we believe to be the objective reality surrounding us is actually formed by our subconscious. David Eagleman, who wrote and filmed a 2015 PBS documentary on our "inner cosmos," explains: "Neuroscience has drifted off a little bit from the directions that Freud was going in terms of the interpretations of whether your unconscious mind is sending you particular hidden signals and so on.
1. Scientist vs Mystic | A Conversation about Cosmos, Brain and Reality | David Eagleman and Sadguru Added by b1ackbird on September 24th 2016.
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The sources of X-rays observed in space have been contended for decades. The DXL sounding rocket provided insight into the source of some -- but this small mission also found an entire group of X-rays that don’t come from any known source.
Submitted on September 25th 2016 by NotWearingPants
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Mars has been the vague next big goal of NASA’s manned space exploration since the 1970s, but a real, concrete commitment never quite seemed to happen. Until now. A bipartisan bill passed yesterday in Congress authorizes a new $19.5 billion budget for NASA, and an official mandate to send a crewed mission to mars within 25 years. Oh boy. The main goal of the bill is to keep the next president from changing or interfering with NASA’s goals and development projects...
Submitted on September 24th 2016 by rhingo
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