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Chris Hadfield, most widely known for his zero-gravity guitar-playing, has seen an impressive amount of space travel. Between his first spaceflight in 1995, his second in 2001, and a third in 2013, Hadfield has flown inside NASA space shuttles, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, and the International Space Station. Hadfield, who’s now retired, shares his expertise
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It takes a particular kind of person to succeed in politics, but the psychological traits that make for leadership material could be more extreme than anybody ever realised. A first-of-its-kind analysis ranking state-level estimates of psychopathy across the continental United States and the District of Columbia has found Washington DC harbours the highest concentration of
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The world’s highest mountain has, in the last few decades, turned into the world’s highest-altitude rubbish dump, thanks to wealthy tourists who mindlessly leave a trail of disgusting refuse in their wake. Since explorer Sir Edmund Hillary reached the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak of Everest – known as Chomolungma in Tibet and Sagarmatha in Nepal –
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Three out of four pediatricians disapprove of spanking, research finds. The survey of pediatricians around the US finds that most think spanking seldom or never results in positive outcomes for kids. Catherine Taylor, an associate professor of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, surveyed sent
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Sally Ride, America’s first woman astronaut, communicates with ground controllers from the flight deck during the Challenger mission, June 21, 1983. (Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images). On June 18th, thirty-five years ago, history was made when the first American woman, Dr. Sally Ride, was launched into space on the Challenger space shuttle. What an exciting
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Recent research at Tintagel Castle (in Cornwall, England) has uncovered some fascinating finds. In addition to ceramics from what’s now Turkey (and maybe Cyprus) and glassware from the Iberian peninsula, archeologists from English Heritage working at the site have just uncovered a stone from the 7th century CE that seems to contain writing in 3 different languages – a Celtic name,
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ESO/L. Calçada Artist’s impression of a young star surrounded by a protoplanetary disk. There are many unknown properties about protoplanetary disks around Sun-like stars, including the elemental segregation of various types of atoms. Billions of years ago, in some forgotten corner of the Milky Way, a molecular cloud like many others collapsed to form new
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The universe that Stephen Hawking spent a lifetime studying now knows his voice. Following Hawking’s death in March, the renowned British physicist, who had battled a debilitating degenerative motor neuron disease for decades, was remembered at a memorial service Friday at Westminster Abbey.  His ashes were buried between Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton and later covered with a gravestone — etched with an equation he used to
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White woman cyborg on blurred background scanning human DNA 3D rendering. (Image: Shutterstock). Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been much talked about in recent times and especially as regards the technology disrupting the jobs market. Some have even suggested it might not be too long before one won’t be able to tell the difference at work between
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By Yining Su Israel’s technology sector is attracting all sorts to its shores, including investors from regions that previously conducted little business in the country, panelists said during Mergermarket’s Israel M&A Forum. “It used to be the Microsofts and the Ciscos of this world” that came looking for acquisitions in Israel, “now it’s potentially everyone,”
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Shutterstock When toilet paper isn’t enough, some people reach for flushable wipes. These may leave you feeling clean, but they’re a dirty habit. Flushable wipes are only flushable as in “out of sight, out of mind.” They don’t dissolve like toilet paper, end up clogging sewer systems and contribute to huge disgusting blobs known as
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In April, NOAA announced that the Earth experienced its 400th consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th Century average. Not surprisingly, the streak moved to 401 in May (data to be released June 18th) and there is no indication the streak will end without a climate catastrophe induced by an asteroid impact, supervolcano, or nuclear war. Ironically,
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In contemporary politics, biblical verses are sometimes used to mobilize supporters or to support policy decisions. Most recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited Romans 13 to justify this administration’s policy of separating the children of asylum seekers from their parents. Later that same day, Pres. Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders echoed Attorney General Sessions by pointing
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