Reminder: Humanity has made the moon into a garbage pile, wants to keep doing it

Americans have left a ton of artifacts on the moon, and now a British group wants to send up some more.

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    Women with workplace power are more depressed. Men, not so much.

    Women with workplace power are more depressed. Men, not so much.

    A new study shows that job authority increases depression symptoms in women. Those symptoms decrease in men.

    This weekend, ISS astronauts will get their first zero-g coffee maker

    This weekend, ISS astronauts will get their first zero-g coffee maker

    Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoferetti will travel to the International Space Station with a specially designed espresso machine.

    Reminder: Humanity has made the moon into a garbage pile, wants to keep doing it

    Reminder: Humanity has made the moon into a garbage pile, wants to keep doing it

    Americans have left a ton of artifacts on the moon, and now a British group wants to send up some more.

    Worm spends four years burrowing through man’s brain (but at least we’ve sequenced its genome)

    Worm spends four years burrowing through man’s brain (but at least we’ve sequenced its genome)

    After four years of headaches, a British man was found to have a rare guest living inside his skull: A tapeworm. The case is reported in the journal Genome Biology.

    Using a public restroom hand dryer? You may be spreading bacteria all over the place.

    Using a public restroom hand dryer? You may be spreading bacteria all over the place.

    Researchers conducted air tests near hand dryers and found high levels of bacteria. The study was funded by the makers of paper bathroom products.

    A new picture of Rosetta’s comet -- and this one comes in 3-D

    A new picture of Rosetta’s comet -- and this one comes in 3-D

    This newly released image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken as the Philae lander first approached it, is breathtaking even in two dimensions. But if you’ve got red-blue 3-D glasses on hand, you can see it in stereoscope, too.

    9 steps you can take toward healthier habits

    9 steps you can take toward healthier habits

    Implementing just one or two of these changes could help prevent or delay pre-diabetes.

    Sugar Science project aims to fight Americans’ sweet tooth

    Sugar Science project aims to fight Americans’ sweet tooth

    Researchers are hoping to educate Americans about the dangers of too much added sugar in diets.

    Turning the tide of the diabetes epidemic

    Turning the tide of the diabetes epidemic

    In the United States, 29 million people have diabetes — but a quarter of them don’t realize it.

    Facing not only diabetes, but stigma, too

    Facing not only diabetes, but stigma, too

    People with Type 2 diabetes often face criticism from people who aren’t educated about the condition.

    At this Arlington health clinic’s lottery, medical care is the prize

    At this Arlington health clinic’s lottery, medical care is the prize

    Each month, about 100 people with little money and big medical worries line up, hoping they’ll be chosen.

    U.S. seeking to speed up blood sample testing in Liberia

    U.S. seeking to speed up blood sample testing in Liberia

    Even as officials no longer predict exponential increase in cases, the epidemic poses new challenges.

    FDA approves new abuse-deterrent painkiller

    FDA approves new abuse-deterrent painkiller

    Hysingla ER, an extended-release drug produced by Purdue Pharma, is an alternative to Zohydro ER.

    Bad marriages can literally break your heart, especially if you’re a woman

    Bad marriages can literally break your heart, especially if you’re a woman

    A study says that people in unhappy marriages are at greater risk for heart disease.

    It took barley for humans to climb the mountains of Tibet

    It took barley for humans to climb the mountains of Tibet

    When the first humans made their homes at high altitude, they may have had barley to thank. According to research published Thursday in Science, it was probably the introduction of frost-resistant western crops that allowed early Tibetans to survive about 8,200 feet.

    Listen to the sound that Philae made when it landed on a comet

    Listen to the sound that Philae made when it landed on a comet

    When Philae’s feet hit the surface, they made a brief -- but scientifically significant -- crunch.

    A nearby black hole may have been booted right out of its home galaxy

    A nearby black hole may have been booted right out of its home galaxy

    Imagine: You’re a typical black hole minding your own business, and you suddenly get blasted out of your home and into empty space.

    Vast majority of Americans who drink excessively are not alcoholics, new CDC study shows

    Vast majority of Americans who drink excessively are not alcoholics, new CDC study shows

    Every year about 88,000 Americans die from excessive drinking; but only one in 10 excessive drinkers is alcohol dependent, CDC study showed.

    Inspired by geckos (and possibly ‘Mission Impossible’), researchers unveil adhesives that allow humans to scale walls

    Inspired by geckos (and possibly ‘Mission Impossible’), researchers unveil adhesives that allow humans to scale walls

    Stanford researchers have created a system that someday may allow users to scale walls without climbing equipment.

    Doctors removed a massive tumor from an 11-year-old boy this week. It took more than 12 hours.

    Doctors removed a massive tumor from an 11-year-old boy this week. It took more than 12 hours.

    A 25-person team worked on Jose Antonio Ramirez Serrano’s tumor this week.

    Gifted men earn more than gifted women, and they value time differently. But both report being happy.

    Gifted men earn more than gifted women, and they value time differently. But both report being happy.

    According to Vanderbilt’s Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth, many factors go into the emotional well-being of the adults who have been studied since they were gifted teenagers.

    Industrial pollution is turning lakes into ‘jelly’

    Industrial pollution is turning lakes into ‘jelly’

    As Canadian lakes have become more acidic, they’ve become increasingly dominated by jelly-like plankton, new research suggests. And these gummy invaders aren’t going anywhere.

    Why some diets help you lose weight without making you feel hungry

    Why some diets help you lose weight without making you feel hungry

    Is it possible to eat your steak and have it, too?

    Scientists substitute mice for humans, but new research shows just how similar we are

    Scientists substitute mice for humans, but new research shows just how similar we are

    When it comes to research about mammals, mice are the ultimate model. They’re cheap to breed and keep in the lab, and don’t have the same handling difficulties -- and ethical concerns -- as non-human primates like chimps. But just how much can a study that uses mice say about how the human body works?

    More than 300 kinds of spiders pretend to be ants

    More than 300 kinds of spiders pretend to be ants

    Apparently no one has told spiders that they’re terrifying, because at least 300 species of the arachnids have evolved to mimic ants instead.

    U.N. report: Promised cuts in carbon emissions inadequate

    U.N. report: Promised cuts in carbon emissions inadequate

    Promised cuts in carbon pollution are still not enough to prevent dangerous warming, U.N. study said.

    Today is World Toilet Day. Time to play ‘Game of Thrones.’

    Today is World Toilet Day. Time to play ‘Game of Thrones.’

    How much do you know about toilets and that thing that everybody does?

    What do nutrition and health experts eat for breakfast?

    What do nutrition and health experts eat for breakfast?

    Unsweetened pea puree, anyone? Scrambled eggs and berries make an appearance, too.

    Here’s how you move a shark across state lines

    Here’s how you move a shark across state lines

    Caroline the sand tiger shark just spent two days in a pool on wheels. The all-star three-year-old was traded from North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans.

    Mothers comforting babies in pain actually changes the gene activity in infants’ brains

    Baby rat brains reacted very differently when mother rats were around to soothe pain away.

    People in Peru are drinking an endangered species: Frog juice. For the (supposed) health benefits.

    People in Peru are drinking an endangered species: Frog juice. For the (supposed) health benefits.

    The Titicaca water frog is an endangered species that makes its home in Andean rivers. It’s also the key ingredient in a popular drink.

    No, it’s not a big deal that Philae found ‘organic molecules’ on a comet

    No, it’s not a big deal that Philae found ‘organic molecules’ on a comet

    We’re all buzzing over possible findings from Rosetta’s Philae lander, but don’t get too excited over the latest news.

    A vital brain structure was forgotten for 100 years because scientists couldn’t agree

    A vital brain structure was forgotten for 100 years because scientists couldn’t agree

    A group of researchers tracked the complicated history of long-forgotten neural pathway, revealing that the brain structure — which is vital to our ability to read — was lost to neurologists for a century because of bickering and confusion.

    How much a mother weighs before she’s pregnant will impact her child’s life expectancy

    Adults whose mothers were overweight or obese before they got pregnant are at much higher risk of cardiovascular problems.

    Genetic study of very old people fails to explain longevity

    Genetic study of very old people fails to explain longevity

    Scientists had hoped to discover how people 110 and older managed to “slow down the aging clock.”

    Many of the world’s lab mice may have Japanese roots

    Many of the world’s lab mice may have Japanese roots

    A genetic analysis indicates that their predecessors may have been taken to Europe in earlier centuries.

    If you’re dyslexic, there’s a new typeface for you

    If you’re dyslexic, there’s a new typeface for you

    Created by a dyslexic Dutch designer, the font makes subtle changes to problematic letters.

    Why do seals keep trying to have sex with penguins?

    Why do seals keep trying to have sex with penguins?

    It ain’t pretty, but unfortunately it’s real: Researchers have recorded multiple instances of Antarctic fur seals attempting sex with king penguins.

    Psst! Want to buy something out of this world?

    Psst! Want to buy something out of this world?

    Martian, lunar and other rare meteorites are being auctioned off by Christie’s.