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Study finds cosmic rays increased heart risks among Apollo astronauts

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Apollo astronauts who ventured to the moon are at five times greater risk of dying from heart disease than shuttle astronauts, U.S. researchers said on Thursday, citing the dangers of cosmic radiation beyond the Earth's magnetic field.

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Great Red Spot storm heating Jupiter's atmosphere, study shows

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Scientists have long wondered why Jupiter's upper atmosphere has temperatures similar to those of Earth, even though the biggest planet in the solar system is five times farther away from the sun.

28 Jul 2016
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New crop of robots to vie for space in the operating room

CHICAGO Even though many doctors see need for improvement, surgical robots are poised for big gains in operating rooms around the world.

Health, 28 Jul 2016
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Scientist Brian Cox holds summer master class in London for kids

British physics professor Brian Cox taught students at St. Paul's Way Trust School in London on Tuesday how to create fire with methane gas.

Lifestyle 27 Jul 2016
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Healthy clones: Dolly the sheep's heirs reach ripe old age

LONDON The heirs of Dolly the sheep are enjoying a healthy old age, proving cloned animals can live normal lives and offering reassurance to scientists hoping to use cloned cells in medicine. | Video

27 Jul 2016
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Meter-wide dinosaur print, one of largest ever, found in Bolivia

SUCRE, Bolivia A footprint measuring over a meter wide that was made by a meat-eating predator some 80 million years ago has been discovered in Bolivia, one of the largest of its kind ever found. | Video

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Scientists find potential new antibiotic, right under their noses

LONDON Scientists in Germany have discovered a bacteria hiding out in peoples' noses that produces an antibiotic compound that can kill several dangerous pathogens, including the superbug MRSA.

Health, 27 Jul 2016
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Belgian scientists make novel water-from-urine machine

BRUSSELS A team of scientists at a Belgian university say they have created a machine that turns urine into drinkable water and fertilizer using solar energy, a technique which could be applied in rural areas and developing countries.

Lifestyle 27 Jul 2016
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Solar plane circles globe in first for clean energy

ABU DHABI A solar-powered aircraft successfully completed the first fuel-free flight around the world on Tuesday, returning to Abu Dhabi after an epic 16-month voyage that demonstrated the potential of renewable energy. | Video

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Mind over gray matter: new map lays out brain's cerebral cortex

WASHINGTON Neuroscientists acting as cartographers of the human mind have devised the most comprehensive map ever made of the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher cognitive functions such as abstract thought, language and memory.

20 Jul 2016

Healthwatch

Getting ahead of depression

Major depression is increasingly recognized as a serious U.S. health problem. Experts are trying to identify at-risk children and adults and treat depression in its earliest stages.