From Associated Press By Mike Schneider How do you get rid of the body of a dead astronaut on a three-year mission to Mars and back? A little kinky, no? When should the plug be pulled on a critically ill astronaut who is using up precious oxygen and endangering the rest of the crew? Should NASA employ DNA testing to weed out astronauts who might get a disease on a long flight? With NASA planning to land on Mars 30 years from now, and with the recent discovery of the most “Earth-like” planet ever seen outside the solar system, the space agency has begun to ponder some of the thorny practical and ethical questions posed by deep space exploration. Some of these who-gets-thrown-from-the-lifeboat questions are outlined in a NASA document on crew health obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request.
From AZCentral.com Courtney Love has three wealthy buyers interested in purchasing her late husband Kurt Cobain's belongings. The widow of the Nirvana rocker revealed this week she is planning to sell off his possessions so she can move on with her life, and has already been flooded with offers. Courtney wrote on her blog, "I've been approached by several private collectors - and I'd prefer that to a whole kerfuffle of an auction and scattering to the four winds his very few guitars and sweaters. "Most will go to charity since the money isn't what I'm that interested in, but it's really an exchange of energy. "Obviously we'll keep more than enough of his stuff - his monkey collection - things that mattered to him for Franny and her family." Tango’s Take
From Monsters and Critics Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz has opened a New York bar where people can have sex in the toilets. The singer - who is currently dating Ashlee Simpson - has launched Angels and Kings in the East village with friends Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travis McCoy and Yellow Fever clothing designer Jamison Ernest which he wants to be "a dive for losers". Wentz said: "It will be a bit of a dive, which we need. We finally have a place where all our loser friends can hang out!” Tango’s Take Finally, a dive bar in Manhattan’s East Village for hipsters to hang out and feel superior. How was this bar not named Ennui? One of the bar’s owners mentioned that they want this bar to be the kind of place that people can fool around in the lavatory. This is likely to draw the attention of both the Department of Health and cheerleaders from the Carolina Panthers. And furthermore, can it really be a 'dive bar' if it is intentionally a 'dive bar'?
From Reuters By Luke Baker LONDON (Reuters) - When "Sweetgal", a 29-year-old British Muslim from central England, began looking for a new husband last year, at first she didn't know where to turn. The answer, it turned out, was on the Internet. She'd been married once -- a union arranged by her parents -- to a man from Pakistan. It lasted seven years and produced children but broke down due to cultural differences and she didn't want to go through a similar trauma again. At the same time, being a respectful Muslim who wears hijab, she wasn't going to start 'dating', and knew her parents would have to be involved in her new search in one way or another. Over the past two years there has been a boom in the use of Web sites that introduce Muslim men and women, not for casual dating, but for those actively seeking traditional Muslim marriage.