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UK climate scientists raise concerns about Trump presidency

LONDON (Reuters) – British climate scientists asked Britain’s prime minister on Monday to press U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to acknowledge climate change risks and support international action to slow global warming. Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Trump in Washington … Continue reading

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12 Years Later, Scientists Remember Epic Landing on Saturn Moon Titan

As NASA’s Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft begins its final eight months of operation, scientists are looking back at one of the mission’s most dramatic moments: the landing of the piggyback Huygens probe on the huge moon Titan. Huygens touched down on … Continue reading

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'Donkey Kong' Smashes Neuroscientists in Thought Experiment

Never mind unraveling the mysteries of the human brain. A new study suggests that neuroscientists might not even have the analytical tools to understand the far simpler logic that drives the “brain” in “Donkey Kong.” In a thought experiment, two … Continue reading

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The Science of Beauty: What's Really Driving the Fuller Lip Trend?

A quick scroll through Instagram may leave you with the impression that full lips are in style at this very moment, but a new scientific analysis of fashion models says that the trend is surprisingly absent. One explanation for the … Continue reading

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How the Stress in Your Head Affects the Health of Your Heart

The mind-body connection is more than just a catchphrase: A new study finds that increased levels of stress are indeed linked to greater risk of a heart attack or stroke. Researchers found that the people in the study who had … Continue reading

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SpaceX counts down to first launch after rocket explosion

By Irene Klotz (Reuters) – SpaceX plans to blast off a rocket on Saturday for the first time since a launch pad explosion in the fall sidetracked the ambitious flight plans of company founder and entrepreneur Elon Musk. A 20-story … Continue reading

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Astronauts begin spacewalk to upgrade station power system

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Two astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Friday for a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk to replace aging batteries for the laboratory’s solar power system, an upgrade needed to keep the outpost running … Continue reading

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Stem Cells Could Restore Vision After Eye Disease

A new technique using stem cells can restore vision in mice that have end-stage eye disease, a condition that is thought to bring irreversible vision loss.  Researchers used stem cells to grow new retina tissue in a lab, and then … Continue reading

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Baby Farms of the Future? Docs Warn of Ethical Issues from New Tech

In the not-too-distant future, scientists may be able to create human sperm and egg cells in a lab dish. That possibility brings hope for treating infertility, but also poses significant ethical dilemmas — from “embryo farming” to designer babies, some … Continue reading

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How Brain Cells Can Predict Your Age

As we get older, our brain cells show changes, and now a new study finds that certain changes happen so reliably that by themselves they can reveal a person’s age. In the study, researchers analyzed brain tissue samples from 480 … Continue reading

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