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  • One snort of cocaine can treat negative emotions
    One snort of cocaine can treat negative emotions
    Researcher has shown that one dose of cocaine impairs the ability of the user to distinguish negative emotions. Dr. Kim Kuypers with Maastricht University in the Netherlands and colleagues from Germany presented their findings at the August 29,...
  • New Horizons passes by Kuiper Belt Object
    Next destination proposed for NASA's New Horizons, a frozen rock 2014 MU69
    NASA’s New Horizons space probe excited the attention of the world with its spectacular images of Pluto and its system of moons, including Charon, last July. It had uncovered worlds that had hitherto been specks of light, seen only through...
  • Entomologists discover chemical that makes a bee a queen
    Entomologists discover chemical that makes a bee a queen
    People that study bees have known that the diet of worker bees and queens are different for centuries. The scientists presumed that a constant diet of royal jelly for larvae that are destined to be queens was the only difference in diet that...
  • Buzz Aldrin on the Moon
    Buzz Aldrin Space Institute formed to plan the settlement of Mars
    The Florida Institute of Technology announced on Thursday the formation of the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute which will be dedicated to planning a program that would lead to the first Mars settlement by 2039, the 70th anniversary of the first Apollo...
  • Apollo 15 on the lunar surface
    What Ben Carson thinks of NASA
    One of the big surprises of the current presidential election cycle, besides the rise of Donald Trump and the collapse of Hillary Clinton, is the relative strength of Dr. Ben Carson in the polls, as Newsmax noted on Tuesday. The soft spoken former...
  • Polio eradication may be delayed by vaccines
    Polio eradication may be delayed by vaccines
    Polio has almost been eliminated in the world. Africa reported no new cases of polio in 2014 for the first time ever. Javier Martin from the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control in Potters Bar in the United Kingdom and...
  • Physical link discovered between creativity and neuroticism
    Physical link discovered between creativity and neuroticism
    People that are neurotic are also on average very creative. The same chemical and physical mechanisms that produce superior creativity have been found to produce neurotic behaviors that are frequently detrimental. Adam Perkins, a personality...
  • Lunar South Pole
    Russia's lunar program hit by budget cuts and faces cancellation
    Just a few months after bravely announcing a goal of landing a Russian cosmonaut on the moon, the project has become wracked with budget cuts and may face cancellation, according to a Tuesday story in NDTV. Nevertheless, the moon remains a goal of...
  • Neurologists discover why people with dementia are unaware of memory loss
    Neurologists discover why people with dementia are unaware of memory loss
    It is a sad but true fact that people that develop dementia become less aware of their loss of memory as their dementia progresses. Dr. Robert S. Wilson with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has found the physical causes that make people...
  • Diagram of a V2 rocket
    British idea for a suborbital flight might have started a space program in 1951
    Tuesday, the BBC reported on a hitherto little-known proposal in the early 1950s to use a modified V2 rocket to put a Briton into space in a suborbital flight similar to that taken by American astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom a decade later...
  • Military trucks
    Army picks Wisconsin firm to build new light truck
    Oshkosh Defense won a $6.7 billion contract to build a new light truck for the U.S. military, beating out two industry rivals, the Army announced late Aug. 25.The contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) calls for Oshkosh to deliver...
  • Marijuana is not a cause of teen schizophrenia
    Marijuana is not a cause of teen schizophrenia
    Teenage boys are much more prone to development of psychotic disorders up to the age of 16. Some researchers have insisted that marijuana use in teenage males causes schizophrenia. A new study conducted by Dr. Tomas Paus, Professor and Chair in...
  • New study confirms throat bacteria link to schizophrenia
    New study confirms throat bacteria link to schizophrenia
    The bacteria and viruses that naturally reside in a person’s throat have been confirmed to have a link to whether or not a given individual will be schizophrenic. The study conducted by Dr. Eduardo Castro-Nallar and Keith Crandall of George...
  • Uranus, Neptune, and their Moons
    NASA mulls missions to Uranus and Neptune, using the Space Launch System
    According to a Monday story in Astronomy Magazine, NASA is contemplating sending flagship sized space probes to the so-called “ice giants” of Uranus and Neptune. These would be probes that would orbit the two outer planets, similar to...
  • Study finds blind people less bigoted than sighted people
    Study finds blind people less bigoted than sighted people
    Blind people are slower to identify a person’s race and slower to form stereotypical assumptions about a person based on their race. This is the conclusion of a small study conducted by Asia Friedman, assistant professor of sociology at the...
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