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Embodying Einstein Can Make You Smarter, New VR Study Shows

In a study, subjects who experienced Einstein's body as their own through virtual embodiment scored better on cognitive tests. They were also less likely to have an implicit bias against the elderly.

July 12, 2018

Delays In NASA Commercial Crew Program Impede Astronaut Launches To ISS: Report

Delays in NASA’s commercial crew program could impede the planned astronaut launches to the ISS from American soil, a new GAO report warned. The agency urged NASA to have a contingency plan to ensure U.S. access to the ISS.

Space July 12, 2018

Having High Blood Pressure Late In Life May Lead To Brain Illness, Study Warns

Elderly people with higher blood pressure may have more signs of brain disease, a new study found. The researchers also saw a link between higher blood pressure in later life and Alzheimer’s disease.

Public Health July 12, 2018

Meet Alyssa Carson: This 17-Year-Old Girl Could Be The First Human On Mars

Alyssa Carson, the 17-year-old from Louisiana, is aspiring to be the first human on Mars as she trains and prepares for the manned Mars mission slated for 2033. Here’s how her dream started.

July 11, 2018

Out Of Fuel And Nearing End Of Mission, What’s Next For Kepler Telescope?

Kepler space telescope will soon rest for good as it’s almost out of fuel and already forced into hibernation. What’s in store for the planet hunter with its remaining data and observation campaign?

July 11, 2018

AI Tool Can Predict Side Effects From Prescription Drug Combinations

The AI-powered system Decagon from Stanford researchers seeks to accurately predict the likely side effects from drug combinations. The tool is hoped to prevent life-threatening problems in prescription as well as help research create better drug pairings.

July 11, 2018

Remnant Of ‘Fireball’ Meteor Recovered In Botswana

A second fragment of the small asteroid crash on June 2 was recovered in Botswana. Here are more details from the 2018 LA asteroid and the remnant left by its bright crash across the African sky.

July 10, 2018

Hawaii Bans Popular Sunscreens For Their Coral-Damaging Ingredients: Here’s What To Use Instead

Hawaii just banned sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate for their coral-damaging effects. Here are alternatives available, namely mineral sunscreens that can also be used on babies and toddlers.

Earth/Environment July 10, 2018

Does Swimming After Eating Give You Stomach Cramps? Not Really, Experts Say

Should one really avoid swimming after having a meal at the beach or in the pool? Here’s the answer along with other common summer myths debunked by a health expert.

July 9, 2018

Circus Elephant In Germany Falls Into Audience After Getting Pushed By Two Others

Circus elephant Tompteusen fell to the ground and into part of the audience in a show in Germany. The incident yet again incited calls to end the use of wild animals in the circus.

July 9, 2018

Plants, Fresh Produce Arrive At The International Space Station

The latest cargo resupply mission dropped off fresh veggies and other plant experiments at the International Space Station. The Veggie experiment is NASA’s bid to have fresh produce grown and enjoyed in space.

Space July 7, 2018

Global Warming May Actually Be Twice As Hot As Climate Models Projected

Global warming may bring about the heat that’s twice as bad as what climate models project. In this scenario, polar ice caps could collapse and the desert could become green – effects that are underestimated in current forecasts.

July 6, 2018

No Strong Evidence That Medical Marijuana Reduces Chronic Pain: Study

A large study from Australia found no strong evidence that medical marijuana eased the chronic non-cancer pain. The four-year study is among the longest in-depth analysis on opioid medication for chronic pain.

July 6, 2018

Walking Isn’t Enough Exercise, Strength Training Also Key: Study

A new review from Public Health England warned that walking and aerobic exercises aren’t enough for good health and fitness. It promoted bone and muscle strengthening exercises for optimal wellness, even among older adults.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2018

Why Are Men Drawn To Luxury Brands? Blame Testosterone, Study Says

A new study found that testosterone plays a role in men’s tendencies to be drawn toward luxury brands of cars, watches, and clothes. The male sex hormone emerges as a factor dictating male consumer behavior.

July 4, 2018

Autoimmune Disorder Patients More Likely To Have Psychosis

UK researchers found the strongest evidence to date that links autoimmune disorders with psychosis. Their study was based on a meta-analysis of 30 studies based on data from over 25 million people worldwide.

July 2, 2018

Australian Researchers Develop Camera, Now Blasted Into Space, To Track Great Barrier Reef

A high-resolution satellite camera partly developed at La Trobe University in Australia was blasted into space to track the Great Barrier Reef, as well as aid in the fight against bushfires and emergency situations.

Earth/Environment July 2, 2018

Here’s How and How Long It Likely Takes To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

It's possible to see a noticeable difference in waist size with a calorie-controlled, quality diet and exercise, according to a fitness expert. Learn these specific tips to destroy belly fat now.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2018

Coldest On Earth: Antarctica’s Exceedingly Low Temperature Explained

It was previously established that Earth’s coldest spot is located on the East Antarctic Plateau. Here's what makes it the planet's coldest and why there's a limit to how cold it can get.

June 29, 2018

What’s The Blood Moon? Everything You Need To Know About 2018’s Biggest Eclipse Event

People alive today will witness the blood moon total lunar eclipse on July 27 to 28, the only thing of its kind in their lifetime. Here's when and how to see the lunar eclipse and what makes the blood moon so special.

June 29, 2018

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