Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
BOSTON (AP) — New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp.
A study of nearly half a million people in France finds that people who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.
Researchers found that for each additional year a person worked, the risk of getting dementia was reduced by more than 3 percent.
Doctors say the conclusion makes sense. Working helps keep people physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged, and all of those things help prevent mental decline.
The French government’s health research agency did the study. Results were reported Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Boston.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.