Britain's first "official" astronaut, 41-year-old Major Tim Peake, has been selected to go on a five-month mission to the International Space Station in 2015, a media report said Sunday. Peake, a former army helicopter pilot, graduated as a European Space Agency astronaut more than two years ago and has been waiting for a space mission since then, the Guardian daily said. However, Peake has ...
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NASA has revealed that a boulder-sized meteor slammed into the moon in March, causing an explosion so bright that it was visible to the naked eye on Earth. Though about 300 lunar impacts have been logged over the years, NASA scientists consider this latest impact, from March 17, much brighter than anything else observed, News.com.au reported. "We have seen a couple of others in the 'wow' ...
Fair skinned people are known to be at higher risk for skin cancer and other problems associated with too much exposure to the sun, but experts say people of color also are vulnerable to the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun and indoor tanning beds. Darker skin has more pigment-making cells, which provide some inherent protection against UV rays, but not enough, said ...
Excitement has been growing in recent months over the approach of Comet ISON. Like other comets, this chunk of rock and ice is following a long, elliptical orbit around the Sun, and like other comets, when it nears the Sun later this year, its trailing stream of dust and vapor will catch the sunlight and become a long, luminous, tail. Many astronomers are predicting that when this celestial ...
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Dr. Eyal Pe'er , Carnegie Mellon psychologist, believes that this shows the interrupted group learned from their experience the first time and their brains adapted. Helping them to focus more on what they were doing, the On High Alert group was able to marshal the extra brain power to prepare for an interruption. So, digital multitasking does have an effect on people's work ...
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Martha Brockenbrough, the founder of National Grammar Day and the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar, tells host Rachel Martin about what she has referred to as an "apostrophe catastrophe." The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has a policy against possessive apostrophes in the names of places. The ...
The winning Powerball numbers are shown after being drawn at the Florida Lottery studio in Tallahassee May 18, 2013. The winning numbers are 22, 10, 13, 14, 52, and the Powerball number is 11. The Powerball jackpot is a record-setting $590.5 million. (REUTERS/Philip ...
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Another bench warrant has been issued for troubled actor Orlando Brown after he skipped a court hearing relating to his 2011 arrest for driving under the influence (DUI).
The former 'That's So Raven' star was scheduled to prove on Wednesday that he had completed an alcohol education programme and attended alcohol counselling sessions as part of his probation for the two-year-old case, Contactmusic reported.
But according to TMZ.com, when the actor failed to show, the Los Angeles judge issued a bench warrant allowing police to take him into custody. (ANI)
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