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May 2018
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Science – Gene therapy for Mars explorers

Scientists are developing ways to help astronauts survive high levels of radiation in space, and even get them to Mars without the deadly exposure expected during three years of space travel. Talking to the Guardian newspaper, astronaut Commander Scott Kelly called radiation a ‘known hazard’. And, while scientists are planning manned trips to the ‘red planet’ (Mars), they are also preparing a form of genetic fortification of human cells to help protect astronauts against the long-term effects of radiation. It is estimated that a return trip from Mars would expose astronauts to radiation doses of 600 mSv — a large proportion of the lifetime cap...

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May 2018
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Science – 3D fossils

London’s Natural History Museum is working on a project to scan and recreate in 3D fragile fossils brought back on The Beagle. The aim of the project is to recreate Charles Darwin’s fossil collection in such detail it can be studied by scientists as well as the general public. The findings will be uploaded and go online to provide an accessible record. The first to go online is the skull of Toxodon platensis, identified as a distant relative of a rhinoceros.

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November 2017
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Science – Victory for creation scientist

An Australian geologist who was refused permission to research in the Grand Canyon has won his case in the US. According to the latest Creation Update from the Creation Resources Trust, Dr Andrew Snelling was denied permission in 2013 to do field work in the national park. However, supported by advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), Dr Snelling discovered the permits had been denied not to protect the park, but because Dr Snelling is a Christian and a creationist. The ADF took the case to a federal court, upon which the Grand Canyon National Park and the Department of Interior changed tack and issued the...

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