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Science Scanner: Heart of Space Telescope Survives Deep Freeze, Pain-Free Blood Tests and 3-D Videogames Trigger Player Anger

Posted October 22nd, 2014 at 7:13 pm (UTC+0)
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Key Space Telescope Component Passes Deep Freeze Test Officials with the James Webb Space Telescope project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland report success in a crucial test to see if a key component, which  they refer to as the ‘heart’ of the space telescope, can take the incredibly cold conditions of space. […]

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 […]

Scientist Discover Way to Lose Weight Without Dieting

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 7:12 pm (UTC+0)
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British scientists have found you can lose weight without dieting – by replacing high-fat foods with their low-fat counterparts. Writing in the British Medical Journal,  researchers from the University of East Anglia found that people who switched out high-fat foods with low-fat substitutes lost about 1.6 kg over six months without any additional dieting. They […]

Scientists Discover Planet Covered in Diamonds

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 6:34 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists have found a planet outside of our solar system which could be a true diamond in the rough. This gem of a planet is twice Earth’s size, according to the US-Franco team that found it, and its surface appears to be covered in graphite and diamond. Researchers estimate that at least one-third of the […]

Bad Memories? Here, Take a Pill

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 6:29 pm (UTC+0)
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Do you ever wish you could take a pill that would erase a really traumatic memory or at least help take the emotional pain away? A recent study suggests researchers might be on to something like that. The team from the Centre for Studies on Human Stress at the University of Montreal says the drug […]

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