Living in Space Leaves Astronauts With Serious Neurological Issues Because The Brain Floats Out of Place – Newsweek

Long-term exposure to microgravity during space travel causes astronauts to develop a rare neurological syndrome in which the brain shifts upward crowding the cranium. Dr. Donna Roberts, lead author of the study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, said research has shown roughly 40 percent of astronauts return from space missions […]

Humans didn’t outsmart the Neanderthals. We just outlasted them. – Washington Post

A reconstructed Neanderthal skeleton, right, and a modern human skeleton, left, on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York. (Frank Franklin II/Associated Press) By the standards of the Paleolithic age, members of Homo neanderthalensis were the height of sophistication. These ancient hominins ranged across Europe and parts of Asia for more than 300,000 years, producing tools, jewelry and […]

Strange X-ray Auroras Seen Pulsating at Jupiter’s Poles – Newsweek

Strange X-ray Auroras Seen Pulsating at Jupiter’s Poles – Newsweek

Normally, massive gassy planets do not produce any X-rays, but new research on the poles of Jupiter show the colossal giant is an exception. The question now is how the planet does this—and why? Observations from European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA space telescopes revealed that Jupiter does emit X-rays into its atmosphere, which cause […]

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