How would you prepare to spend a year in space?

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Frozen continent could be key to Earth's future Earth's past, present and future come together on the northern peninsula of Antarctica. It is the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of continents. Clues to answering humanity's most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer. The continent is the size of the ... - Posted on February 25, 2015
Girl may get to “hear” for the first time At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children. She was born without working auditory nerves. But now she can detect sounds for the first time, and start to mimic them. The progress came after Angelica underwent brain surgery. A device was imp... - Posted on February 23, 2015
How do you count octopuses? Very carefully To check on the health of the giant Pacific octopus population in Washington's Puget Sound, an unusual census takes place every year. Volunteer divers are enlisted by the Seattle Aquarium. They take to inland waters to look for their eight-tentacle neighbors. Weighing as muc... - Posted on February 19, 2015
Is this plant cool or creepy? There's a fat, furry, tan foot creeping over the edge of the pot in the hanging basket over my desk. No cause for alarm. It just shows that my plant is growing happily. That foot is a hairy, creeping stem of rabbit's foot fern. Taking the basket down off its hook, I see that... - Posted on February 13, 2015
Scientists see the world differently than we do The American public and U.S. scientists are far apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about. Scientists are far less worried about genetically modified food, pesticide use, and nuclear power ... - Posted on February 11, 2015
Ancient skull found in Israel may be from Africa Long ago, humans left Africa. They passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to document that journey. It's a partial skull from an Israeli cave. The skull dates from around 55,000 years ago. It fits... - Posted on February 10, 2015
This year, Monarchs cover a little more ground The number of Monarch butterflies that reached wintering grounds in Mexico has rebounded 69 percent from last year's lowest-on-record levels. But their numbers remain very low, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Last year, the Monarchs covered only 1.65 acres. It was the ... - Posted on February 9, 2015
Big bang claim fizzles out Scientists who made headlines last March by announcing that they'd found long-sought evidence about the early universe are abandoning that claim. New data show that their cosmic observations no longer back up that conclusion. The original announcement caused a sensati... - Posted on February 5, 2015
How would you prepare to spend a year in space? An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are just two months shy of launching to the International Space Station for an entire year. Already, though, scientists are clamoring for additional long-term subjects. Two people are not enough from a scientific perspective. That'... - Posted on February 3, 2015
How would you prepare to spend a year in space? An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are just two months shy of launching to the International Space Station for an entire year. Already, though, scientists are clamoring for additional long-term subjects. Two people are not enough from a scientific perspective. That'... - Posted on February 3, 2015