Mars Curiosity Rover leaves tracks visible from space

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Curiosity Rover has certainly left its mark on the planet Mars.  Photos taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have been released showing the tire tracks left by Curiosity on the planet’s surface.  The bluish color spots are where Curiosity landed (named Bradbury landing after famous science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury) blowing Mars dust away from…

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Strange star discovered that is not aging normally

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Scientists have discovered a strange star that is not aging normally and seems to remain every youthful.  In the picture below, the glowing cluster of stars in the center (known as the “globular cluster”) are all stars that astronomers think formed in the universe’s distant past.  Astronomers can determine a star’s age by the presence…

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New research again shows green tea increases memory brain cells

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Are Chinese so smart because they drink Green Tea?  Research just published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research seems to indicate so. EGCG in green tea is the key.  Professor Yun Bai from the Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China explained: Green tea is a popular beverage across the world.  There has been plenty of…

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Curiosity sending back telescopic images of nearby Mars features

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As part of the Mars Science Lab Mission (MSL), Curiosity is now sending back telescopic images from Mars.  This image is from a test series used to characterize the 100-millimeter Mast Camera on NASA’s Curiosity rover.  It was taken on Aug. 23, 2012, and looks south-southwest from the rover’s landing site.  The 100-millimeter Mastcam has…

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The eyes have it: Men do see things differently to women

The way that the visual centers of men and women’s brains works is different, finds new research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Biology of Sex Differences. Men have greater sensitivity to fine detail and rapidly moving stimuli, but women are better at discriminating between colors. In the brain there are high concentrations of…

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Why yes, there is indeed sugar in space.

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Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope in Chile, astronomers have found glycolaldehyde, which is a simple form of sugar not much different than table sugar we put in our coffee, near a young star called RAS 16293-2422.

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