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Veteran NASA spacewoman gets three more months in orbit

/ Apr 6, 2017

Veteran NASA spacewoman gets three more months in orbit

The world’s oldest and most experienced spacewoman is getting three extra months in orbit. NASA announced Wednesday that astronaut Peggy Whitson will remain on the International Space Station until September. The 57-year-old astronaut arrived last November and was supposed to return to Earth in ...

Brexit 1.0: How Britain became an island

/ Apr 5, 2017

Brexit 1.0: How Britain became an island

A giant waterfall tens of kilometers (miles) wide broke down a ridge that connected modern-day England to mainland Europe nearly half a million years ago, unleashing a mega-flood that gouged out the Channel and created the island of Britain, scientists said Tuesday. In an ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

Brains of 'superagers' shrink more slowly

The brain shrinks as people age, but a select group of elders known as “superagers” lose less brain volume than others, which may help them stay sharp, researchers said Tuesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association show that superagers, 80 ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

Marmite may be brain food, study says

In a world bitterly divided into pro- and anti-Marmite factions, lovers of the tangy British spread have found support from an unexpected quarter: brain science. Experiments found that volunteers who ate a daily spoonful of the dark-brown yeast extract seemed to have higher levels ...