Gravity does a number on your body. But in space with zero gravity, your body changes and reacts differently than it does on Earth. So what happens to your body in Space? As astronaut Leland Melvin tells it, you actually gain an inch of height! Also, your heart gets a little bit smaller while changing shape, your bones become brittle, and your eyesight gets all funky. But it’s all absolutely worth it because like, space.
Daily Archives: January 1, 2016
This Is What an Entire Day Where the Sun Doesn’t Set Looks Like
While we’re wrapping up winter, Antarctica is getting fully into the swing of summer—and there that can mean an entire day of sunlight. Here’s what that looks like.
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Five Amazing Facts About Antislavery Lecturer, Playwright William Wells Brown
Brown was born an enslaved African in Kentucky, in November 1814. He spent most of his childhood and young adult life as an enslaved African in St. Louis, Missouri working a variety of trades. In his book, William Wells Brown, Ezra Greenspan says that because Brown was given the job of tending to a young man also called William, his name was changed to Sandford.
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Obama’s Announcement of Executive Action on Gun Control Expected Within Days
Though the United States’ unhealthy relationship with firearms would seemingly be an obvious source of much-needed improvement, the debate surrounding the implementation of proper gun control still remains a heated source of contention as we move into an election year. On Thursday, CNN sources revealed that President Barack Obamais planning to announce executive action “with the goal of expanding background checks on gun sales” within days.
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New Apple patent hints at near-universal mobile payments
A recently filed patent application suggests that Apple has bigger plans for its peer-to-peer mobile payment system than just iMessage.
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Iran’s President Accelerates Missile Program
President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the accelerated production of missiles in response to U.S. plans to impose new sanctions.
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