Medical

Girls Texting Problem; Memory Implants Possible; Tests for Mars Mission Begin; Human Species Going Slowly Blind

Click above to listen to discussion The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, 3/03/’16

Teenage Girls Texting

Teenage girls are more likely to become compulsive texters than boys

Good memories could be implanted by ‘synapse surgeons’ in the future, and bad memories erased, according to a leading memory scientist.

Girls are more likely to become compulsive texters than boys, and to suffer academically as a result.

Captain Scott Kelly, US astronaut returned to Earth this week after 340 days on the International Space Station.

Scientists will compare his blood, saliva and other bodily tissues with his identical twin, Mark, also an astronaut, who remained on the ground.

The idea is to determine the impact of long duration space missions, in advance of the NASA-led manned mission to Mars in the 2030s.

Half the world’s population will be short-sighted by 2050, with one fifth, or an estimated 1 billion people, having a severe short-sightedness, scientists predict.

 

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