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Mars Mission Could Accelerate Alzheimer’s in Astronauts

Posted January 2nd, 2013 at 8:23 pm (UTC+0)
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Traveling into deep space could accelerate the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, an incurable form of dementia, according to a new report. The NASA-funded study assessed how cosmic radiation would impact the astronauts throughout their trip in deep space. The effect of cosmic radiation on the human body has been a  concern for the US space agency as […]

Science Scanner: Study Finds Non-Believers More Driven by Compassion Than Believers

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 10:45 pm (UTC+0)
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People who consider themselves highly religious are less motivated by compassion than non-believers, according to a new study from the University of California at Berkeley After conducting three experiments, social scientists found that people who considered themselves to be “less religious” were consistently driven by compassion to be more generous to those in need. As […]

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