Prolonged journeys in space help inform research into frailty

Astronauts and seniors with frailty have much in common and innovative research may help solve problems for both

Prolonged journeys in space help inform research into frailtyFor decades, researchers have studied the effects of reduced physical activity on astronauts during prolonged journeys to space. But what's surprising is one of the uses of that research. It turns out that understanding the effects of space travel on the body may be important to understanding what happens to us on Earth as we…

Kids explore outer space during play day

The day included high-energy games like Capture the Planet, Put the Rings on Saturn and Hot Moon Walk, then the kids transformed paper plates into various planets

Kids explore outer space during play day    Joan Janzen of The Clarion Two teens from North Battleford, Brooklyn and Kelsey, were the captains in charge as kids took off to explore outer space fun and games during the Mobile Playground in Kindersley, Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the West Central Events Centre. Rivers West District for Sport, Culture and Recreation hosted…

One big asteroid could ruin the mining industry

The space race is on and the payoff is an untold cache of precious metals, large enough to completely dwarf the world's biggest mining companies

One big asteroid could ruin the mining industryWhile not literally pie in the sky, asteroid mining used to be science fiction. It's getting closer to reality. Various private space companies have focused on launching satellites, with hazy side-bets on future colonization ventures. And now, technological advances make mining asteroids a legitimate prospect. There are millions of asteroids in space, many orbiting between…