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How does the Moon affect sleep patterns?

IN 1969 man landed on the Moon. But since then it has lost none of its mystery. From Lucian’s fictional account of travelling to the Moon in the second century AD to “An American Werewolf in London”, a 1981 horror film, the Moon continually inspires…  …

Watch: One year on Mars and Curiosity is still roving

One year into a 23-month mission, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has assured its place in the history of planetary exploration as the most ambitious and one of the most successful attempts to date to explore the surface of another planet.;  …

Crayola is transforming used markers directly into clean energy

Crayola is launching a nationwide used-marker recycling program in which the used markers will be directly transformed into energy. The COLORCYCLE program, as it’s been dubbed, will give students throughout the country the option of recycling any…   [Little girl amazed and playing with colorful markers on a white table…

Two sleeping children strangled by escaped python in Canada

An escaped python killed two children in their sleep in eastern Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. The two young boys, aged five and seven, were sleeping in at a friend’s apartment late Sunday in the small town of Campbellton when they were surprised by the snake. It had…

Watch: Great white shark seen near Boothbay Harbor, Maine

It was feeding on a minke whale carcass and looking noticeably pedestrian. This is an important point because so much media depicting sharks presents them as threatening and vicious, when in…  …

Ecuador’s Yasuni: How the world’s ‘most biodiverse place’ could be ransomed for oil money

Waving away a cloud of gnats, biologist Phyllis “Lissy” Coley scours the Amazonian underbrush for inga shrubs, whose young leaves are loaded with powerful toxins and chemicals that might be useful in medical research.;  …

Lazarus comets spring to life in comet graveyard

Scientists have discovered the origins of 12 active comets in asteroid territory – a comet graveyard.(The Royal Astronomical Society) Astronomers in Colombia have found a massive cemetery of comets in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter –…  …

Justice Department to review DEA’s mass surveillance program

By John Shiffman and David Ingram WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department is reviewing a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit that passes tips culled from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a large telephone database to field agents, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday. Reuters reported Monday that agents…

Federal judge blocks portion of Wisconsin’s anti-abortion law

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday blocked a portion of a Wisconsin law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital near their practice. U.S. District Judge William Conley last month temporarily stopped the measure, days after Republican Governor Scott Walker signed it into…

Hiroshima marks 68th anniversary of atomic bombing

Tens of thousands were due to gather at a peace memorial park in Hiroshima on Tuesday to mark the 68th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the Japanese city. Ageing survivors, relatives, government officials and foreign delegates were to observe a moment of silence at 8:15 am (2315 GMT…

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