Cosmic rays may double cancer risks for astronauts travelling to Mars

Cosmic rays may double cancer risks for astronauts travelling to Mars

Cosmic rays may double cancer risks for astronauts travelling to Mars Conventional risk models used by NASA and others assume DNA damage and mutation are the cause of radiation cancers. (Image for representation, Source: Pixabay) Astronauts travelling to Mars or other deep space missions may be at a two-fold higher risk of developing cancer than previously assumed, due to exposure to cosmic rays outside the protection of Earth’s magnetic field, a new study warns. Astronauts travelling to Mars or other deep space missions may be at a two-fold higher risk of…

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Andrea Dovizioso MotoGP riders have to take risks when training

Andrea Dovizioso: MotoGP riders have to take risks when training

Andrea Dovizioso MotoGP riders have to take risks when training Andrea Dovizioso says it is imperative MotoGP riders take risks when training, even after Valentino Rossi became the latest to be injured in a motocross accident. Rossi spent a night in hospital one week before the Italian Grand Prix, after crashing a motocross landing and sustaining mild thoracic and abdominal trauma. Jack Miller, fracturing the tibia and fibula in his right leg, and Alex Rins, a partial fracture in his right ankle, have also picked up motocross training injuries in…

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Top cleric says Church of England risks becoming a ‘suburban sect’

Top cleric says Church of England risks becoming a ‘suburban sect’

Top cleric says Church of England risks becoming a ‘suburban sect’ Plans to reverse decline in congregations may alienate even more people, says Oxford dean Justin Welby wants management courses for bishops. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Saturday 13 August 2016 21.32 BSTLast modified on Saturday 13 August 2016 22.00 BST One of Britain’s senior theologians has warned that the Church of England is in danger of becoming a narrow sect “driven by mission-minded middle managers” who are alienating clergy, congregations and the general public. Martyn Percy, dean of Christ Church, Oxford, writes in…

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