Science News: October 15, 2012

Short pieces of interest to nerds like me. Subjects include Space, Felix Baumgartner (Base Jumper) and Health (specifically about pain and it’s lasting and damaging effects on people).

Space:

Save the Last Great Telescope
The Green Bank Telescope is the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope and the world’s largest land-based moveable structure (Smithsonian):
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/multimedia/videos/Save-the-Last-Great-Telescope.html

Felix Baumgartner (Two videos):

Historic Jump from Edge of Space (series of clips from CNN): 
http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2012/10/15/natpkg-felix-baumgartner-skydive.cnn#/video/us/2012/02/09/foster-felix-baumgartner-space-jump.cnn

First-person footage from Felix Baumgartner’s space jump will make your head spin (IO9):
http://io9.com/5951746/first+person-footage-from-felix-baumgartners-space-jump-will-make-your-head-spin

Health:

How Chronic Pain Affects Memory and Mood
Constant discomfort may halt neuron growth in the hippocampus (Scientific American): 
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-chronic-pain-affects-memory-mood

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