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The Human Body in Space: Scott Kelly’s year long stay on ISS

Hypersensitive skin that feels like it is burning when touched. Muscle soreness. Extreme fatigue. A stretched-out spine. These are just some of the side effects American astronaut Scott Kelly has endured since returning to Earth on March 1, after a year-long stint in space. The mission was record-breaking, as Kelly spent 340 days aboard the […]

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Apple refuses to unlock terrorist’s iPhone for FBI inquiry

Image: Tom Sodoge Apple CEO Timothy Cook says he will not be bullied into setting a “dangerous precedent”, as Apple and the US administration continue fighting over cybersecurity and homeland security. In the matter of the San Bernardino, California case, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been unable to crack the passcode of an […]

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How Starman has been immortalised in space

Image: Flickr user ‘garann’ Even in death, David Bowie remains a star. The Brixton-born singer and actor died in New York City, from cancer, at the age of 69 on January 10. His death came two days after his birthday and the release of his album, Blackstar. The album is currently topping the charts in […]

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Ground Control to Major Tim: The man of many firsts

When school children can ring an astronaut in space, it behooves us to take a moment and appreciate the age in which we are living. That is exactly what happened last week when students at Sandringham School in Hertfordshire, England, made an amateur radio call from the UK to Major Tim Peake aboard the International […]

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Rise of the humanoids: The face of the future

Nadine happily greets you and smiles while looking you straight in the eye. She not only remembers your name, she also recalls details of your last conversation. Her skin feels smooth and soft, as she shakes your hand. She is attempting to be friendly, yet there is a noticeable emptiness behind her eyes. That is […]