Post-Smoking Weight Gain Doesn’t Harm Heart

Plenty of smokers swear they’ll quit. But nagging concerns about post-smoking weight gain, and perhaps the effect it’ll have on their risk for cardiovascular disease, may prompt some to put their plans to quit on the back burner. Now, a new study suggests that post-smoking weight gain won’t raise people’s risk for cardiovascular disease or death even if they have diabetes.

Mars had the right stuff for life, scientists find

(Blank Headline Received)By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Seven months after NASA’s rover Curiosity landed on Mars to assess if the planet most like Earth had the ingredients for life, scientists have their answer: Yes. Analysis of a powder drilled from an ancient and once water-soaked rock at the rover’s Gale Crater landing site show clays, sulfates and other minerals that are all key to life, the scientists told a news conference at NASA’s headquarters on Tuesday. …

Mars had the right stuff for life, scientists find

Handout photo of a set of images comparing rocks seen by NASA's Opportunity rover and Curiosity rover at two different parts of MarsBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Seven months after NASA’s rover Curiosity landed on Mars to assess if the planet most like Earth had the ingredients for life, scientists have their answer: Yes. Analysis of a powder drilled from an ancient and once water-soaked rock at the rover’s Gale Crater landing site show clays, sulfates and other minerals that are all key to life, the scientists told a news conference at NASA’s headquarters on Tuesday. …