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‘Interstellar’ Science: Is Wormhole Travel Possible?

Sci-fi fans who hope humanity can one day zoom to distant corners of the universe via wormholes, as astronauts do in the recent film “Interstellar,” shouldn’t hold their breath. Wormholes are theoretical tunnels through the fabric of space-time that could … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Science: Why Gratitude Is Good for You

Thanksgiving may be the only major American holiday focused on giving thanks for all of life’s blessings, but gratitude isn’t just a good excuse for chowing down on turkey and pumpkin pie; it’s also a way to promote good health … Continue reading

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Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space (Video)

This Thursday (Nov. 27) will be full of feast, family and friends as people celebrate Thanksgiving — both on Earth and on the International Space Station (ISS). The orbiting lab’s American astronauts — commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore and flight engineer … Continue reading

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Sesame Street Muppets Counting Down to NASA Orion Launch

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to… Mars? Elmo, Cookie Monster and the other popular muppets from “Sesame Street” have joined forces with NASA to count down to the launch of the first Orion spacecraft, scheduled … Continue reading

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New ‘Super-Repellent’ Material Could Protect Medical Implants

Scientists have created the most non-stick surfaces yet, using microscopic liquid-repellent structures instead of plastic coatings such as Teflon. These new surfaces could help protect medical implants from gunk that can build up on and ruin the devices, endangering patients, … Continue reading

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Space Rock Sheds Light on Mysterious Mineral on Earth

A rock from space is giving scientists the first glimpse of a mineral long thought to be the most abundant mineral on Earth, but which researchers lacked a natural sample of until now. This discovery could shed light on the … Continue reading

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6 Potential Dangers of Juice Cleanses and Liquid Diets

Some people call them “juice fasts,” marketers may bill them as “juice feasts” and others simply consider them a fad.   Juice cleanses and liquid-only “detox” diets, such as the so-called Master Cleanse, are a popular health trend among Hollywood … Continue reading

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Earthlings to send 90,000 hellos to Mars

By Irene Klotz (Reuters) – Radio telescopes on Earth will beam 90,000 messages to Mars on Friday to commemorate the launch 50 years ago of the first robotic probe to visit the planet. A U.S. space funding company called Uwingu … Continue reading

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Many People with Dementia May Go Unscreened, Untreated

The majority of people with dementia in the United States may have never seen a doctor about their memory and thinking problems, according to a new study of older adults. The researchers found that 55 percent of patients screened for … Continue reading

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Many People with Dementia May Go Unscreened, Untreated

The majority of people with dementia in the United States may have never seen a doctor about their memory and thinking problems, according to a new study of older adults. The researchers found that 55 percent of patients screened for … Continue reading

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