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Vaping 2x better for quitting smoking than patches, gum: study
by Kerry Sheridan - January 31, 2019 - 9:41am
E-cigarettes are twice as effective as nicotine patches or gum at helping people quit smoking traditional cigarettes, according to major British study Wednesday, involving nearly 900 people.
Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979: study
by Kerry Sheridan - January 16, 2019 - 9:41am
Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before—about six times more per year now than 40 years ago—leading to increasingly high sea levels worldwide, scientists warned...
NASA spaceship zooms toward farthest world ever photographed
by Kerry Sheridan - December 31, 2018 - 3:54pm
A NASA spaceship is zooming toward the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, cosmic body ever photographed by humankind, a tiny, distant world called Ultima Thule some four billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers)...
NASA spacecraft hurtles toward historic New Year's flyby
by Kerry Sheridan - December 24, 2018 - 3:16pm
A NASA spacecraft is hurtling toward a historic New Year's Day flyby of the most distant planetary object ever studied, a frozen relic of the early solar system called Ultima Thule.
Anxiety at NASA as Mars InSight spacecraft nears Red Planet
by Kerry Sheridan - November 26, 2018 - 6:01pm
NASA's top scientists admitted to sleepless nights, sweaty palms, stomach aches and moments of pure terror as their $993 million Mars Insight spacecraft approaches a high-drama finale Monday: landing on Mars.
NASA launches historic probe to 'touch Sun'
by Kerry Sheridan - August 12, 2018 - 9:07pm
"Three, two, one, zero, and liftoff!"
More building blocks of life found on Mars
by Kerry Sheridan - June 8, 2018 - 12:30pm
A NASA robot has detected more building blocks for life on Mars—the most complex organic matter yet—from 3.5 billion-year-old rocks on the surface of the Red Planet, scientists said.
Global warming may make rice less nutritious, scientists warn
by Kerry Sheridan - May 24, 2018 - 11:29am
As carbon dioxide rises due to the burning of fossil fuels, rice will lose some of its protein and vitamin content, putting millions of people at risk of malnutrition, scientists warned.
Scientists discover secret to why Bajaus are stronger divers
by Kerry Sheridan - April 20, 2018 - 11:31am
Researchers have discovered the first evidence that people can genetically adapt to deep diving, as shown by the unusually large spleens in indigenous people known as the Bajaus.
SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS
by Kerry Sheridan - April 19, 2018 - 9:28am
NASA blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.
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