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Worsening depression may be dementia cue: Study

Worsening depression may be dementia cue: Study

PARIS — People over 54 who suffer from steadily-worsening depression may run a higher risk of developing dementia, according to new research published Saturday (April 30) that...

Lizards, too, may sleep in stages

Lizards, too, may sleep in stages

NEW YORK — Horses snooze in their stalls. Fish take their 40 winks floating in place. Dogs can doze anywhere, anytime. And even the lowly worm nods off now and then.

Japan abandons S$336m black hole satellite

Japan abandons S$336m black hole satellite

TOKYO — Japan is abandoning a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar satellite it sent to study black holes, disappointed space scientists said on Thursday (April 28), after spending a...

SpaceX vows to send capsule to Mars by 2018

SpaceX vows to send capsule to Mars by 2018

MIAMI — SpaceX chief Elon Musk announced Wednesday (April 27) that he will send an unmanned spaceship to Mars as early as 2018, as part of his quest to colonise the Red Planet...