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Feb 11, 2019

Elon Musk reveals just how much a ticket to Mars will cost

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All hopes are on Mars to be the next big adventure for mankind, with groups like NASA working hard to make a manned mission to the Red Planet a reality and companies like SpaceX betting big on Earth-to-Mars travel.

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has long promised that living on Mars will be a reality within our lifetimes, even suggesting that he himself might move there at some point in the not-too-distant future. But once all the kinks are ironed out, how much is it going to cost to leave Earth behind and become a full-fledged Martian? Musk thinks he has the answer.

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Feb 11, 2019

A.I. Shows Promise as a Physician Assistant

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

A so-called neural network analyzed the medical records of 600,000 hospital patients in China, diagnosing their conditions as accurately as doctors did in some cases.

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Feb 11, 2019

Elon Musk: A Round-Trip Ticket to Mars Will Cost Just $100,000

Posted by in categories: economics, Elon Musk, space travel

“Very dependent on volume, but I’m confident moving to Mars (return ticket is free) will one day cost less than $500k & maybe even below $100k,” he wrote. “Low enough that most people in advanced economies could sell their home on Earth & move to Mars if they want.”


The extraordinary ambition of Musk’s prediction wasn’t lost on some Twitter users. “Fyre Festival Part Deux,” one replied.

Maybe that skepticism is why, in a follow up reply, Musk seemed to hedge his bets.

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Feb 11, 2019

Scientists believe it may be possible to reverse the heart damage caused by aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

New research, which has been published today in the EMBO Journal, could suggest a new way of preventing heart failure in older patients.

Heart failure occurs when the heart is not pumping blood around the body as well as it should, most commonly when the has been damaged – for example, after a heart attack.

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Feb 11, 2019

Removing Senescent Cells Improves Heart Health

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Researchers at Newcastle University have shown that clearing out senescent cardiac muscle cells from the hearts of aged mice restores heart health.

It seems that not a month goes by without a new study showing that senolytics, drugs that remove aged and damaged cells from the body, improve organ or tissue function by reversing some aspects of aging. A new study has shown that removing senescent cells from the hearts of old mice restores heart health and alleviates the detrimental effects of cardiac aging, including myocardial hypertrophy and fibrosis.

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Feb 11, 2019

Science Doesn’t Care What You Believe added a new photo

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Feb 11, 2019

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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Feb 11, 2019

Mars One is dead

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space

Mars One is done.

“The company that aimed to put humanity on the red planet has met an unfortunate, but wholly-expected end. Mars One Ventures, the for-profit arm of the Mars One mission was declared bankrupt back in January but wasn’t reported until a keen-eyed Redditor found the listing.”


Fancied being part of a reality TV show about colonizing Mars? Sorry.

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Feb 11, 2019

Consciousness is…

Posted by in category: neuroscience

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Feb 11, 2019

Scientist finds cure for HPV infection, cervical cancer after 20 years of trying

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

This HPV cure comes at a time when cervical cancer cases are quickly becoming the leading cause for death among female cancer patients around the world, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a statement.

The researchers specialise in early detection and photodynamic therapy to fight HPV and have succeeded in winning the ultimate battle — a 100 percent cure — after twenty years of tweaking the treatment.

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