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Study: Protection of astronauts from deep space radiation needed

A new NASA-funded study reveals that exposure to space radiation on long trips, like a voyage to Mars, could permanently harm astronauts' intestines and lead to stomach and colon cancer.

NASA's 3-part plan to send humans to Mars

NASA has unveiled an ambitious three-stage plan, outlining the agencies next phases for human pace missions. The National Space Exploration Plan, backed by President Trump, includes visits to the Moon and to Mars.

MaRS and University of Toronto partner on waterfront tech hub

MaRS Discovery District, along with its partner the University of Toronto, today announced that it is in the final stages of securing a lease with Menkes Developments Ltd. for a new 24,000-square-foot hub at Toronto's Waterfront Innovation Centre.

Not five but six winners chosen in Women in Cleantech Challenge

Toronto - In a surprise turn of events, Natural Resources Canada and MaRS Discovery District announced not five but six finalists from across Canada for the Women in Cleantech Challenge.

Women in CleanTech Challenge selects 10 semifinalists

Toronto - After a lengthy summer selection process, the review committee for the Women in Cleantech Challenge has picked 10 inspiring women for the competition’s semifinal round, being held on Sept. 18 at MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto.

NASA's $1 million challenge: Turn CO2 into glucose on Mars

If you know your way around a chemistry lab, you may want to check out the latest challenge from NASA. The space agency is asking the public to figure out a way to turn carbon dioxide into glucose. Ah, there is one thing - it needs to happen on Mars.

Opportunity rover set to wake up as Mars dust storm wanes

The giant dust storm that has encircled Mars is beginning to slowdown and signs are it will soon disappear. This will allow NASA’s solar-powered Opportunity rover to come out of hibernation mode - assuming it still works.

Super-insulating gel could boost skyscraper energy efficiency

Scientists have developed a new type of gel that could increase energy efficiency in skyscrapers, through special insulating properties. The gel could also help scientists to build habitats on Mars for future manned missions.

Canada challenges women to lead the Cleantech future

Toronto - Women are underrepresented in the innovation economy, and the Government of Canada plans to change that. Only five percent of Canadian tech companies have a sole woman founder or CEO, and only 13 percent of companies have a woman co-founder.

Red planet and 'blood moon' pair up to dazzle skygazers

Paris - The longest "blood moon" eclipse this century will coincide with Mars' closest approach in 15 years on Friday to offer skygazers a thrilling astronomical double bill.

Liquid water lake discovered on Mars

Tampa - A massive underground lake has been detected for the first time on Mars, raising hopes that more water -- and maybe even life -- exists there, international astronomers said Wednesday.

Red planet and 'blood moon' pair up to dazzle skygazers

Paris - The longest "blood moon" eclipse this century will coincide with Mars' closest approach in 15 years to offer skygazers a thrilling astronomical double bill on Friday, astronomers say.

Massive dust storm on Mars has become a 'global weather event'

A massive dust storm on Mars that covered one-fourth of the planet just a week ago has grown into a global weather event, NASA officials said on Wednesday.

NASA plans to send mini-helicopter to Mars

Tampa - The US space agency said Friday it plans to launch the first-ever helicopter to Mars in 2020, a miniature, unmanned drone-like chopper that could boost our understanding of the Red Planet.

NASA blasts off Mars-bound spaceship, InSight, to study quakes

Lompoc - NASA on Saturday launched its latest Mars lander, called InSight, designed to perch on the surface and listen for "Marsquakes" ahead of eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet."Three, two, one, liftoff!

NASA blasts off Mars lander, InSight

Lompoc - NASA on Saturday blasted off its latest Mars lander, InSight, designed to perch on the surface and listen for "Marsquakes" ahead of eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet."Three, two, one, liftoff!

One scientist's 30-year quest to get under Mars' skin

Paris - Philippe Lognonne has waited three decades to hear the heartbeat of Mars.

NASA launch of Insight will be visible to millions on West Coast

Snuggly sealed inside a heat shield and the nose shroud of an Atlas 5 rocket that will send it to Mars, NASA’s InSight lander is awaiting launch May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Essential Science: Overcoming health risks for Mars mission

Although space radiation presents one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, NASA is working on overcoming this, and other obstacles, so that humans sent to Mars on a future mission remain healthy.

SpaceX has given a new generation of kids a reason to love space

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this afternoon and soared to space, carrying its payload — CEO Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster and Starman, a dummy wearing the latest in astronaut garb. Was it exciting? Oh, yes.

Thirsty rocks may contain the missing water of Mars

Paris - What happened to all the water that once sloshed in lakes and oceans on Mars? Much of it, researchers proposed Wednesday, may be locked up in stone.

New island offers clues in search for life on Mars: NASA

Wellington - The world's newest island -- formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific three years ago -- may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said Wednesday.

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

Adelaide - Setting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step towards exploring Mars, the European Space Agency said Thursday as plans to reach and colonise the Red Planet gathered pace.

NASA denies running child slave colony on Mars

A guest on Alex Jones' Infowars channel said NASA has a child slave colony on Mars. NASA responded and denied such as thing.

Top ten recent discoveries about Mars

Houston - NASA’s space probe MAVEN has been exploring the upper atmosphere of Mars since late 2013. In this time the probe has captured masses of information which has been sorted through by NASA scientists. We review the ten most interesting.

Elon Musk publishes outline of plan to colonize Mars

In September, the tech mogul Elon Musk walked onto a stage in Guadalajara, Mexico, and laid out his vision to colonize Mars with his company SpaceX.

Mars recalls chocolate over Salmonella risk

Slough - Global confectioner Mars has recalled a number of its products over fears they have been manufactured contamination with the bacterium Salmonella.

Most of the Martian atmosphere was lost to space

Mars is much like Earth in many ways and billions of years ago when the Sun was hotter, scientists speculate that Mars could possibly had water and life. One longstanding mystery, in relation to this theory concerns, the Martian atmosphere.

Someday we'll need the Internet in space

SpaceX is planning to bring the Internet to space. With this Elon Musk has an eye on the future. If a colony is set up on Mars, for example, the Internet twill be the primary means of communicating with Earth.

Scientists grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru

- Potatoes on Mars? Scientists are reporting promising results growing the tuber under conditions that mimic the Red Planet in an experiment in Peru linked to US space agency NASA.
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